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Hydrangea

This plant was here when I moved here 2 years ago.I think it's a hydrangea,but it has never bloomed.If this is what it is what do I need to do to get it to bloom?

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  • The Garden Frog with C Renee
    The Garden Frog with C Renee Midlothian, VA
    on May 20, 2014

    many hydrangeas are not blooming yet here in zone 7 and many do not bloom until mid summer. This looks to be a hydrangea but you may still have another month to wait to see what happens. and if someone cut it down before you moved into the place, you could have lost blooms. I suggest waiting because it is a very healthy looking plant!

  • Kandy C
    Kandy C Pittsburgh, PA
    on May 20, 2014

    It is a hydrangea. It blooms off of the old wood... so don't ever knock down what's left after a season.

    • Sandy D
      Sandy D Munfordville, KY
      on May 20, 2014

      oops ! guess that's why I never get any blooms !!!

  • Sandy D
    Sandy D Munfordville, KY
    on May 20, 2014

    Thank you Renee,it wasn't in very good shape when I moved here,it was winter and all that was there was what looked like a bunch of sticks,I cleaned it out and it got pretty green leaves on it but no blooms.I live in central Kentucky,hopefully I'll see some blooms this year

    • The Garden Frog with C Renee
      The Garden Frog with C Renee Midlothian, VA
      on May 20, 2014

      @Sandy D Just leave hydrangeas to be. I do not prune unless I know the branch is dead. I am a carefree kind of gal and like my 'babies' to be natural! LOL

  • Tanya Peterson Felsheim
    Tanya Peterson Felsheim Grants Pass, OR
    on May 20, 2014

    How much sun does it get? Do you know if the soil is alkali?here is some information Most hydrangeas thrive in rich, porous, somewhat moist soils. Add compost to enrich poor soil.They prefer full sun in the morning, with some afternoon shade; however, many will grow and bloom in partial shade. This is especially true for the bigleaf hydrangeas (see Recommended Varieties below). Plant in spring or fall.Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide.Set the plant in the hole and fill it half full with soil. Water. After water is drained, fill the rest of the hole with soil.Water thoroughly.Space multiple hydrangeas about 3 to 10 feet apart.

  • Nancy Claypool
    Nancy Claypool Paulden, AZ
    on May 20, 2014

    I read years ago that if you want your Hydrangea to maintain that beautiful blue/violet color, they have to have an acidic soil. Evidently, using coffee grounds works well. I live in Prescott Arizona, & mine bloom very well.

  • Sow and Dipity
    Sow and Dipity Canada
    on May 20, 2014

    It's definitely a hydrangea, watch for the buds to form, it shouldn't be long now and follow the advice above re: pruning.

  • Lana Trumpey
    Lana Trumpey Elberfeld, IN
    on May 20, 2014

    TO GET IT TO CHANGE COLORPUT IRON R SOME OLD METAL UNER OR AROUND THE ROOTS

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