Oak Leaf Hydrangeas, Lace Cap and Mop Head Hydrangeas
Oak Leaf Hydranges Shrub of Choice in Dallas!
Suddenly in the last three years the Oak Leaf Hydrangea has become the star of the Texas home landscape.
Just as the Oak Leaf hydrangea fades Mop Head Hydrangeas take their place!
|Limelight Hydrangeas have always been a favorite. The delicate green color highlights the lovely white flower. Now they come in dwarf ‘pee-gee’ hydrangeas sizes as well. See more of this perfect shade perennial garden here.|
|Adding coffee grounds or other organic matter to you hydrangeas
other organic material to your hydrangea’s soil will reduce the pH level and make aluminum more available to the plant. The result will be hydrangeas that are blue in color.Read more : http://www.ehow.com/facts_5905166_hydrangeas-coffee-grounds.html?fb_ref=like&fb_source=home_multiline
can change the pH balance in your soil and turn the hydrangeas more blue.
|I always think of Jackie Kennedy when I see Lime Light Hydrangeas. A conversation with her designer turned silly when she asked him to create her room the color of new spring cabbages and her responded to ‘get real.’ Though that must have truly been one of her favorite colors. You see her wearing pale green in many images.|
|Cultivars with extensive flowering are: Snow Queen, Snow Flake, Harmony, and Alice.|
|You can see the new hydrangeas coming up on the right in the image below. River Ferns and Oak Leaf Hydrangea prefer the same environment and are a good combination. Many ferns are native to Texas and do exceedingly well.|
|I know, the house is so impressive the Oak Leaf Hydrangea gets lost but it’s there!|
|Fall coloring of the bract of the Oak Leaf Hydrangea.|
|Pruning:Hydrangeas produce their main flower clusters from the tips of shoots formed the previous season. If anything destroys the terminal buds of these shoots, the plant usually fails to bloom. The chief causes of destruction of the terminal buds are excessive winter cold and uninformed pruning. In severe cold winter weather they should be covered. Pruning should be done in summer as soon as the flowering season is over. When pruning, all the old flowering shoots should be removed down to the point on the stem where strong new growth is developing. If you want flowers, DO NOT prune in late fall, winter or spring.|
|As flowers fade, pruning back to the strongest pair of buds will produce new growth stems. As the plant matures, you should prune out woody older stems, dead branches, and any stems that cross or are broken.Oakleaf hydrangea also produces blooms on previous year’s growth. As flowers fade, prune back halfway. Prune any crossing, broken, or dead branches. To grow for foliage only, prune back to the ground each year in early spring.Smooth hydrangea blooms on new spring growth. Prune back by half in early spring. Pruning back to the ground produces the largest flower clusters but the stems cannot always hold them up. When heading back, cut out dead, crowded, or weak stems.Climbing hydrangea require little pruning until well established and climbing. At that time, cut back any unwanted stems.|
|Rooting the Mop Head Hydrangea|
Tree Form Hydrangea: “Peegee”, grows up to 15 feet and blooms later.