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.
Flower color can be: white, blue, red, pink, green, purple or more than one color, grow in inflorescence can be flat head or cone.
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
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? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, Yes some of the species, No
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
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 Hydrangea – shrub, 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 Method: Cutting
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