Hydrangea tree!

fay-93(6)April 10, 2009

I was given a hydrangea tree! It is bare root and is in a bucket of water now, I see very little if any growth. Can you give me some advice as to where I should plant it, does it need pruned, how much sun/shade does it need, and how tall do they normally get? Is there anything else I need to know, in order to have a healthy hydrangea tree? Thanks so much! Fay

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It requires the same conditions as a shrubby hydrangea - organic, moisture retentive soil that is on the acidic side. Hydrangea trees are typically paniculatas which are quite sun tolerant so at least half day sun is suggested.

Tree-form hydrangeas are simply shrubs that have been trained to a single stalk. They are rarely grafted. The stalk/trunk does not really elongate much so the height it is now is about as tall as it will get. The topgrowth can and often does extend quite a bit so you may need to prune to keep this in check and to encourage the development of strong stems that will support the heavy blossoms.

Here is a link that might be useful: Info on Hydrangea paniculata

    Bookmark   April 11, 2009 at 12:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
where to order hydrangea?
Hi, I want to get Zinfin Doll and Bloomstruck hydrangea...
Anyone use shrub covers to overwinter in zone5?
I was looking at ways to protect my hydrangeas next...
Nikko Blue size
I planted a tiny bare root stick of a Nikko Blue Last...
Hydrangea Annabelle - Will it grow in Florida?
I fell in love with Hydrangea Annabelle when I was...
Should I prune this hydrangea?
It came in a small 4" pot. I have transplanted...
cakbu z9 CA
Sponsored Products
Crestview Collection Hydrangea Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Rhapsody Cream 54 x 16-Inch Hydrangea Tailored Single Valance
$11.95 | Bellacor
Rhapsody Cream 54 x 24-Inch Hydrangea Tailored Two Tier Pair Curtain
$15.95 | Bellacor
Ivory Arrangement in Mirrored Planter - IVORY
$1,295.00 | Horchow
Avery Vase
$35.99 | Dot & Bo
White Faux Orchid & Hydrangea Bouquet
$7.99 | zulily
Gala Teal Vase
$34.99 | Dot & Bo
Amour Pastel Faux Flowers - MULTI COLORS
$335.00 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™