No Blooms On Hydrangreas - Knowledgebase Question

Cherry Hill, NJ
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Question by ppearce7
September 6, 2000
I have a 3-year old hydrangea that bloomed the first year but hasn't bloomed since. It gets plenty of water and I have fed it Miracid a few times. Is there a nutrient that should be added to produce blooms?

Answer from NGA
September 6, 2000
Hydrangeas bloom on wood produced the year before. The most common reasons for hydrangeas not to bloom are winter damage to the old wood killing off the flower buds, or pruning in the spring which removes the blooming wood.A spring application of compost and/or a granular complete fertilizer according to the label instructions should be sufficient in soil with at least average fertility.

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