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Caring for your Endless Summer Hydrangea

There are some shrubs that cannot be ignored, and the hydrangea is
definitely one of those must-have plants in your landscape.
The Endless Summer Collection is all the rave for their bold re-blooming flower heads. The collection consists of ‘The Original’, ‘Bloomstruck’,
‘Blushing Bride’, and ‘Twist and Shout’. Here are some tips on growing an outstanding Endless Summer Hydrangea!

Hydrangea
Hydrangea

As an informed customer, it is important to understand the type of hydrangea you are interested in. The Endless Summer Collection is different from other hydrangeas. These hydrangeas bloom for a longer duration than most, and bloom from growth on current as well as the previous year’s wood. Keep this in mind as your choosing and caring for your plant.
Requirements: in this area hydrangeas prefer full morning sun with afternoon dappled shade. They like well-drained, moist soils.
Fertilizing: recommended granular, slow-release fertilizer of 10-30-10, in the spring/early summer.
Watering: these plants tend to wilt in the afternoon with high temps/direct sunlight. Water in the morning or late afternoon when temps are lower is more beneficial. Water when the ground feels dry.
Pruning: after hard frost prune plant back to 12″-15″ from the ground.

***Are your hydrangeas not blooming?
Here are some reasons why
→Too much water: overwatering can result in less blooms. To avoid overwatering, know the area where you are planting. Does it flood in the spring? Do you have clay soils? Only water when the ground is dry.
→Too much fertilizer: overuse of fertilizers can present large green leaves, but few blooms. Fertilize once in the spring/early summer with recommended amounts.
Too much pruning: pruning the plant too much will cause the plant to have less blooms. If you are pruning for shape, wait until the plant is dormant and do not prune more than 12 inches from the ground.
→Winter damage: cold, harsh winters may cause damage to the plant and leave it recovering during the next growing season. In order to protect your plants, use a mulch to cover the crown during the winter and remove it in the spring after hard frosts have passed.