Mature Climbing Hydrangea

pjt108(6)June 18, 2012

I have a mature climbing hydrangea growing up two (now dead) hemlocks. The hemlocks were not dead when the hydrangea first started climbing. Two things: could the hydrangea have killed the hemlocks and if I cut the upper portion of the hemlocks off about three feet above the current height of the climbing hydrangea, what will happen to it?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

1) Not likely; it is more likely that the trees died from either insects (woolly adelgid), diseases like needle blight or root rot. Those are common problems with eastern and canadian hemlock.

2) Nothing if you leave the trees there and only chop their top down so it remains above the CH. But CH likes to start blooming strong as soon as it gets to the top of whatever structure it is climbing so, it may bloom more next season.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 7:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New addition
New hydrangea I just picked up at Lowes
emrogers
Ericaceous compost for hydrangea
I have grown hydrangeas in containers since last summer....
jchad214
Everlasting series
I'm a grower in RI and tried the Everlasting series...
theplayer
What taller grasses go with endless summer hydrangea?
I am putting in a new bed of hydrangeas this spring....
suz9601
hydrangeas dieing back in winter
I'm growing some hydrangeas that the tags only say...
rober49
Sponsored Products
Greenington | Currant Platform Bed
YLiving.com
Real Flame Outdoor Fire Pits Windham 39 in. Wood-Burning Steel Fire Pit Iron
Home Depot
Damask Blue and Green Rectangular: 4 Ft. 7 In. x 7 Ft. 7 In. Rug
$298.00 | Bellacor
Greenington | Currant Nightstand
YLiving.com
Snow Village Halloween Bat-Minton Figurine
$8.49 | zulily
Eternity Daisy Ivory Red Rug (5'3 x 7'7)
Overstock.com
Greenington Greenbank Two Seat Garden Bench
Beyond Stores
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Bamboo Seville Classics Bathmats 22 in. x 28 in.
$39.97 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™