Hydrangeas - Knowledgebase Question

Glen Ellyn, Il
Question by katschmitt
July 2, 2010
My hydrangeas grow so large they fall over. Is there anything I can do about this? I cut them way back early spring.


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Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010

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Rapid growth can cause spindly, weak stems. Warm weather encourages rapid growth but so does lack of sufficient sunlight (4 hours daily), rich soil and/or over fertilization. There's not much you can do to control the weather but you can be careful with feeding. As a last ditch effort you can stake up the branches so they don't drag on the ground. Best wishes with your hydrangea!

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