Container Gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Dorchester, Ma
Question by mechiliaeng
June 20, 2010
How would you recommend growing hydrangeas in a container? I just bought a 2 gallon plant.

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2010


You can grow your hydrangea in a large (10-20 gallon) container. I have one in a half whiskey barrel and it's quite happy. Use a mixture of potting soil and garden soil to fill the container. The soil will provide weight so the shrub won't become topheavy and blow over in a wind storm and the potting soil will keep the garden soil from compacting and draining slowly. I use a 50/50 mix in my large containers. Best wishes with your new hydrangea.

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