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Growing Hydrangea in Tree Form

Posted by jeanerz13 6a (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 14, 14 at 19:28

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?

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RE: Growing Hydrangea in Tree Form

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.

RE: Growing Hydrangea in Tree Form

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

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