How to grow Hydrangea

Hydrangea grow and care – plant of the genus Hydrangea, is also known as Hortensia. Hydrangea grows as shrub‎, tree, vine or climbers, it’s a perennial plant that can be evergreen or deciduous in temperate climate and used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10.

Leaves color green in oval to elliptic shape.

Hydrangea flowers

Flower color can be: white, blue, red, pink, green, purple or more than one color,  grow in inflorescence can be flat head or cone.

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How to grow Hydrangea growing and care:

Moist, trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it easy to do so

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Circle of the flower is most of the year so when needed to be pruned it’s injure the future bloom, not recommend to plant next to the hydrangea plants from Fabaceae family

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, cercospora

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Cut the dead flower

Size of the plant?
Shrub 0.5-2m (2-6 feet), tree 2-5m (6-15 feet), vine 10-20 m (30-60 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (not in the flower season)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, Yes some of the species, No

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Flowers grow in inflorescence of flower-head, two circles, bigger flowers in the outer circle, and in the inner circle smaller flower and less showy, flower color depend on the soil, in acid soil the flower blue, alkaline soil pink or purple, neutral soil white


Annabelle hydrangea – shrub‎, deciduous plant, grow in temperate climate, flower color white.

Hydrangea aspera shrub‎ deciduous grow in temperate climate. The flowers grow in inflorescence in flat shape, two circles, bigger flowers in the outer circle, the flower color blue, pink, purple or white

Hydrangea macrophylla – shrub, evergreen, leaf are big sometimes it become white in the edge, can grow also in warmer climate. The flower color: blue, pink, red, white or purple

Hydrangea paniculata shrub‎ or tree evergreen or deciduous in temperate climate, grow in temperate climate. The flowers grow in inflorescence cone shape, flower colors: white cream light pink

Hydrangea petiolaris – climber evergreen or deciduous can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate. The flowers color white

Hydrangea serrata – shrub‎, can grow also in warmer climate, in acid soil the flower blue, alkaline soil pink or purple, neutral soil white

Oakleaf Hydrangeashrub, deciduous, grow in temperate climate, the leaves with 5 lobes are green become purple red leaves in the fall. The flowers grow in a cone shape the color is white or pink

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Summer

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
2-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put the cutting inside glass of water or moist soil

Scientific name:


How to grow Hydrangea

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Green flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9