Return to the Hydrangea Forum | Post a Follow-Up

preparing climbing hydrangea for winter

Posted by lmdecker 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 29, 09 at 14:02

We planted four climbing hydrangea this spring. They have grown a little and appear healthy. They are at the back of our yard against a chain link fence that borders a cliff wall below. I am wondering if there is anything special I should do to prepare them this Fall for the winter months?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: preparing climbing hydrangea for winter

You could mulch. Do not fertilize as you want the plant to begin to go dormant now and fertilizers might force the plant to stay in growth mode. About 1/2 to 1 cup in June is all they need in a year. Do not prune so next year's blooms are not cut. It would be ok to amend the soil now if there are any signs of iron chlorosis.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hydrangea Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here