Hydrangea: Identification, plant Growth and reproduction

Learn about the plant

Genus around 80 varieties of deciduous and time tested shrubs, trees, and climbers from woodland in E. Asia and North and Latin America. Hydrangea has huge, showy flowerheads, and appealing foliage. The smooth, domed, or conical, terminal flowerheads consist of corymbs or panicles of both tiny precious plants and larger sized sterile blossoms with showy, petal-like sepals. Floral color is afflicted with equal accessibility to aluminum ions inside the garden soil. Acidic soils with a pH of less 5.5 create light blue blooms Soils with pH higher than 5.5 create pinkish plants. White plants are positively not impacted by pH.

Plant growth conditions

Develop in damp, effectively drained, humus-abundant earth in sunshine or part color. Give cold spots in winter.

Water freely in summer, lessen irrigating during winter.

Plant reproduction

Cause semi-ripe cuttings of non-flowering shoots of evergreens with the bottom part heating in the summer season. Root softwood cuttings of deciduous hydrangeas in early summertime, or hardwood cuttings in winter. Sow seed in boxes in the spring season.