Growing Hydrangea in Tree Form

jeanerz13(6a)August 14, 2014

What are your experiences with growing a hydrangea in tree form? If you buy one from the nursery in tree form, can you plant it like a tree and you're good to go or do you have to constantly keep pruning it to keep it in tree form? I know it would need to be a paniculata, but are there some that you've found that work better than others for this purpose? Once established, do they need as much water as macrophylla hydrangea shrubs?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Springwood_Gardens(6B Pittsburgh)

Honestly, no matter which would be considered "better", it would come down to finding a nice pre-grown specimen for the right price. For example, for $100 I'd hope that the tree was in a #10 pot and was at least 6-7 feet tall.

Aside from that, no paniculatas need as much water as macrophyllas.

Trees need little maintenance once established. Cut back leggy branches 50% to help support new blooms. In the even the tree starts sending shoots from the bottom of the trunk, cut them off.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 10:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the response :) At least 6 to 7 feet tall purchased? How tall do they get when mature?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 1:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I assume all is lost. ?
Deer have decimated almost all of my hydrangeas - probably...
Vanilla Strawberry in Part sun?
I was wondering if Vanilla Strawberry would do okay...
Can I prune hydrangeas and loropetalum now??
So we have some hydrangeas (blue and purple flowers...
Are these stems diseased?
Are These little blackish spots on the stems normal...
Hydrangeas in wet soil
I have an empty area beside our air conditioning unit...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™