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Bloomington, MN
krysavyus
Jul 10, 2017 8:35 AM CST
My two year old hygrangea (incredible)has huge blooms but some of the shoots are drying up. They have beeb watered, mulched and fertilized. What can I do.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 10, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Welcome!

Are you able to post a picture? It's difficult to diagnose problems without seeing them. If not, do you mean the flowers are deteriorating, or the leaves at the tips of non flowering shoots are dying/wilting?
Bloomington, MN
krysavyus
Jul 10, 2017 9:37 AM CST
sooby said: Welcome!

Are you able to post a picture? It's difficult to diagnose problems without seeing them. If not, do you mean the flowers are deteriorating, or the leaves at the tips of non flowering shoots are dying/wilting?


The stems, leaves and flowers are drying up on half of the blooms. the other half are doing great.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 10, 2017 9:40 AM CST
Thanks, a picture would really help. Is it growing in the shade, part-shade or sun, and how much water is it getting per week? Is there any chance of too much fertilizer? Is the half and half of symptoms scattered throughout the plant or is one side in trouble while the other side of the plant is OK?
Bloomington, MN
krysavyus
Jul 10, 2017 9:45 AM CST
sooby said:Thanks, a picture would really help. Is it growing in the shade, part-shade or sun, and how much water is it getting per week? Is there any chance of too much fertilizer? Is the half and half of symptoms scattered throughout the plant or is one side in trouble while the other side of the plant is OK?


Sorry cannot post picture. The dried out stem/flowers are in the middle of plant. It is in the sun and shade. Did great last year. I water it everyday and fertilize every 2 weeks( Miracle Grow) The blooms I do have a 10 inches across(huge)
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 10, 2017 9:50 AM CST
It's hard to diagnose without a picture but we'll try! If it's planted in the ground it should not need watering every day, If it's in the ground, how much water is it getting? A plant in the ground is better with less frequent but deeper watering. I assume you are checking that the water is getting to the roots? It probably does not need fertilizing every two weeks (unless it is in a pot).
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