Hydrangea's pale green leaves - Knowledgebase Question

charleston, sc
Question by srobinson58
May 23, 2006
I have a container with a blue hydrangea and one with a pink hydrangea. I have many flowers, but the leaves are such a pale green. These are the Endless Summer variety. What can I do to bring the deep green back into the leaves?
Thank you,

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2006


Plants growing in containers typically need to be watered more frequently which can leach minerals from the soil. To counteract this, you can feed more often. To keep from over-fertilizing (which can burn the roots and result in excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowering), feed every 2-3 weeks with a half-strength dilution of liquid fertilizer (I use Miracle Gro). Feeding this often will supply a constant source of nutrients to your hydrangea without the concern of burning it. Best wishes with your hydrangeas!

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