hydrangeas - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by thdlorusso1
August 1, 2008
my hydrangeas are not flowering and everyone elses in the town are. the plant is beautifully green and healthy but no buds or anything.

Answer from NGA
August 1, 2008
There are several reasons for non-blooming in hydrangeas. Immaturity is the first, lack of sufficient sunlight (4 hours of morning sun is ideal), pruning at the wrong time - big leaf hydrangeas produce flowering stems on old wood; if you prune too late in the spring or if your hydrangea freezes down to ground level each winter, you won't have any flowers. The final cause is over-fertilization which can result in lots of lush, green growth but at the expense of flowers.

Hope this information helps you determine just why your hydrangea is not flowering.

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