The Q&A Archives: Growing Bigleaf Hydrangea

Question: I just bought a bigleaf hydrangea plant from a local nursery. Can you please give me some advice on caring for this plant and also let me know when it blooms.

Answer: Ashley,

Bigleaf hydrangea is a summer blooming plant. It loves a moist but not poorly drained soil with lots of compost mixed in. Select a spot with bright, dappled shade or some early morning sun and afternoon shade for best results. Fertilize it every month to six weeks during the growing season with a product formulated for acid loving plants such as an azalea and camellia fertilizer product, applied at the label rates.

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