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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Blue Hydrangea Shrub ships 12-18"
Blue Hydrangeas has a mature height and spread ranging from 5 to 8 feet, and thrives in plant hardiness zones 6 through 9. Their size combined with their preference for partial shade makes them high understory shrubs around trees as well as dazzling foundation plants around buildings. They do best when given morning sun with tone for the hot afternoons and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Now, regarding the tricks they can perform, the first is their ability to change color. For the first 2 or 3 years, while establishing themselves, Blue Hydrangeas are pink. Once they’re settled in, aluminum sulfate or another acidifier can be added to the surrounding soil to lower its pH level and cause the hydrangea blooms to switch to blue. Like their close cousin, hydrangea Serrata, a strongly acidic soil brings out this color while an alkaline soil ensures deep pink blossoms. A second ace possessed by this hydrangea is its blue flowers. This color is pretty uncommon, and blue-flowering shrubs form a very exclusive club. Blue Hydrangeas top them all by developing 6 to 8-inch clusters bolstered by deep green jagged leaves up to 8 inches long. For a third asset, the Blue Hydrangea first presents its flowers at the beginning of July with new flowers appearing over two months. Afterward, the clusters remain for the rest of the growing season. If this isn’t enough time to enjoy the beauty, the fourth ace should take care of it. The Blue Hydrangea is exceptional as a cut flower. It’s as easy as cutting flower clusters with a foot of stem attached and placing them in a vase with 6 inches of water. Just put the jar out of direct sunlight and let the water evaporate naturally.
Big Leaf Hydrangea - Hydrangea macrophylla
One of the most famous blue flowers for your garden is the charming, reliable hydrangea. Whether you wish to create a stunning landscape, enjoy gorgeous specimen plants in a carefree garden, or create beautiful bouquets, these versatile perennial shrubs produce giant, long-lasting, ball-shaped flowers that will please any eye. Hydrangeas can grow in full sun if watered well but bloom more freely in partial shade. Simple to build, they will fill in space in just one summer. They do best with morning sun and afternoon tone and should be planted in moist, well-drained soil. To encourage your hydrangeas to produce blue flowers, grow them in soil that has a pH of 5.2-5.5. You can lower the pH level of your land by adding soil acidifier or by applying an acidic organic mulch, such as pine needles. The soil should be kept moist all the time, but not too wet. Spring or fall, when temperatures are mild, are the best times to plant hydrangeas. Hardy in Zones 6-9, big leaf hydrangeas have two bloom shapes, round mopheads, and flat lacecaps. Typically flowering in early summer on buds set the previous year, these hydrangeas can reach up to six feet tall and eight feet wide. Proper pruning is essential in the growth of hydrangeas. Because the blooms appear on the previous year's growth, only the stems that produced this year's flowers should be pruned; otherwise, there will not be blooms the following year. All the old flowering shoots must be removed down to the area on the stem where new growth is developing. Prune in summer or early fall as soon as the flowering season ends. When there is severe cold winter weather hydrangeas should be covered. Your hydrangeas will become showstoppers with consistent, natural care.
Blue Hydrangea Plants has Dinnerplate Snowball Blooms