The Essential Shrub Shows Amazing Variety
Amazing Hydrangea shrubs include a variety of sizes, colors, and blooms to enhance your landscape. Hydrangea flowers may be mophead, lacecap, or panicle (pyramid-shape) with mostly mounded to some upright habits from 2 up to 8 feet in height. Hydrangea blooms attract butterflies, may be cut for fresh or dried flowers, and create fall and winter interest scenery.
Bigleaf hydrangeas bloom on old wood and require little pruning, but may be trimmed immediately after flowering. Hardy Smoothleaf and Bracted hydrangeas bloom on new wood and should be cut back in late winter or early spring. Bigleaf hydrangea flower color will be affected by soil pH. To turn the flowers blue add aluminum sulfate to the soil, for pink blooms apply horticultural lime. Hydrangeas require sun to part shade and may be used in hedges and perennial borders, containers, or as foundation plantings.