Hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

Milford, CT
Question by TinaSaksa
July 26, 2006
Have a hydrangea lush and full of green leaves, but has not flowered in 5 years. What suggestions do you recommend in getting it to flower again?


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Answer from NGA
July 26, 2006

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If you have a big leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), it blooms on new shoots that develop on old wood. If the plant regularly dies down to the ground each winter, there will be no old wood and therefore no flowers. A better choice for your area is Endless Summer. Endless Summer is a perpetual flowering big-leaf Hydrangea that blooms virtually all season long. And because Endless Summer can flower repeatedly on new wood, regardless of whether the plant dies back to the crown or is trimmed at the wrong time, you'll still get wonderful flowers all season.

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