Hydrangea Shrubs

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Hydrangea shrub - Hydrangea Macrophylla

Hydrangea shrubs are a species of flowering plants native to Japan. They reach an average height of 1-3 meters. They are famous for their large and colorful flower heads. The colors of their flowers vary from dark blue to light pink. The color of their flowers are determined by the pH level of the soil. The flowers bloom with a bluish color if the soil is acidic(pH level below 7) and pinkish if the soil is alkali(pH over 7). With huge flower heads, hydrangeas bear an old-school charm in ones garden that is simply difficult to resist. Excellent for various types of garden, the gardeners expectations of its blooming colors and sizes seem to have no boundaries. They usually start to bloom during early spring and may last up to early winter. Great to have if a person wishes to add a splash of early summer colors to shady and woodland gardens. They grow best warm climates in rich and moist soil with a fair amount of sunlight in the morning with some shade in the afternoon. Although have been seen to grow in places with partial shades. Their seeds are to be planted in either the spring or fall. Hydrangeas don't necessarily require a huge amount of maintenance. However, their stems and blooms are to be protected from strong winds and the hot afternoon sun. They need to be watered deeply once a week and on a daily basis if the weather is hot or dry. Although they do not require much pruning, once every few months or just an annual pruning will do. Fertilizers may also be applied should the person want certain color flowers to bloom. Hydrangeas are popular all around the world to this day. There is also an American society of people who love hydrangeas called AHS (American Hydrangea Society). With all this said, there should be no reason why a person shouldn't have them planted in their gardens.



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