Pruning is not necessary. Unless the bush becomes too large. Plant the hydrangea in partial shade. The soil should be kept damp. Give them extra water during dry periods.
For months of enjoyment!
|Latin name:||Hydrangea macrophylla 'Vibrant Verde'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||100 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||70 - 90 cm|
These hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) do well in the ground. Prior to planting, check if the root ball is wet. If not place the clump of roots in a bucket of luke-warm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant the hydrangeas at the correct depth – the top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Refill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water thoroughly, immediately after planting. The hydrangea macrophylla thrives in a not too dry humus-rich soil. Improve your garden soil with a mix of well-rotted garden manure and compost. Plant in a sunny spot, or partial shade. These hydrangeas also do well in large pots on your patio or decking. Make sure you choose a pot with adequate drainage.
What do I need?
• Watering can
• Plant food
• Cow manure
How do I care for the hydrangea?
Water the Hydrangea macrophylla regularly. The hydrangea does not handle dry periods or dry soil well. If you would like more flowers to bloom between March and July, add plant food for blossoming plants to the water once a month. Add cow manure to the soil in the early spring.
The ball-shaped flower heads start off a greenish colour, gradually turning to its own colour and fade back to green at the end of summer. The flowers stay on the plant for months. They still look lovely in the winter, especially when covered with a layer of snow. The colour of the flowers is strongly influenced by the acidity (ph levels) of the soil. In autumn the dead flowers can be dried and are great to use in a flower arrangement or autumn wreath to hang on your front door!