Hydrangeas In Utah - Knowledgebase Question

Pleasant Grove, UT
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Question by RITTYJT
March 29, 1999
Is there a hydrangea that will grow in Utah? I heard of a "Peegee Hydrangea" that is rated for a zone 4a. We are a 5. Thank you. I lived in North Carolina for a while and now would love to have a Hydrangea again.

Answer from NGA
March 29, 1999
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora', also known as Peegee hydrangea, is hardy to about zone 4. In order to make it happy in Utah, you should give it a growing bed rich in organic matter. Mix a few inches of compost into the soil to build up the organic matter content. You may also need to add a pound of powdered sulfur per 100 square feet if the pH is above about 7.5. It would prefer a shady location. Some morning sun is alright.

Good luck with your hydrangea!

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