​Hydrangea Shrub

​Hydrangea Shrub

Posted by Tammy Sons on Dec 03, 2016

Hydrangea Shrubs Enhances A Landscape With Gorgeous Blooms

Hydrangeas - A "Must Have" for the Landscape

Hydrangeas add a special kind of beauty to the landscape and are among the hardiest plants for colder climates. The great thing about hydrangeas is they can be trained as artful landscape accessories such as hedges. They can be trained into "waterfall" shapes from a single trunk. Hydrangea trees add grace to a landscape with blooms fluttering in a gentle wind.

There are several types of hydrangeas. These include blue hydrangea, pee gee hydrangea, and wild hydrangea. Most hydrangea species, except pee gee, grow no more than six feet tall when left unpruned.

Pee Gee Hydrangea

Pee Gee species are always a great addition to a landscape. It grows well in Zones 3 to 8 and has a height of about 24" per year. It blooms mainly in these zones in mid-summer.

This species of hydrangea are most common in gardens and landscaping. Pee gee hydrangea should have four hours of direct sunlight each day; This species isn't particular about soil type. It grows equally well in sandy soil as in clay, loam, and silty soils.

Blue Hydrangea

One of the most stunning sights to see in any landscape is the blue hydrangea. Blue hydrangeas require acid soil. However, landscapers can purchase an organic soil acidifier if the soil is low in acidity.

Note that the deeper blue hue is due to increasing the levels of soil acidifier. Test your soil pH before adding a soil acidifier for best results. Since hydrangeas are not naturally blue, blue hydrangeas are hybrids that add drama to a flat landscape.

Wild Hydrangea

Wild hydrangea grows with green or white blooms in rich, moist, well-drained soil. It is fast-growing, and there is the unusual peeling of its bark to add interest. This species is a creeping type of plant with large green leaves and spidery blooms.