Asked on Sep 12, 2012

My Hydrangeas!

Shirley R360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Walter Reeves


My hydrangeas have all bloomed except my endless summer...The purple one that is my profile picture on hometalk concerns me as the leaves have come back after cutting the blooms and are small, few, the plant is not full of leaves and alot of the leaves start out green then brown comes on them and they become crumbly around the edges of the leaves...Next to the purple one I have a limelight that is wild and I have got to move it because it takes over the area...Next to the limelight I have an endless summer that is blooming but some of its leaves have brown on them as well...Next to that one I have a blue Hydrange...Do you think they have a disease on them????
Thanks, Shirley
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Sep 12, 2012

    The "Limelight" is a paniculata-type of hydrangea. "Endless Summer," and, I suspect, your other hydrangeas, are macrophyllas, and in my experience the foliage on them often takes a beating by the end of the season, much more so than the paniculatas. How much sun are they in? How much water do they get? It would really help if you could post a photo of the damage.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Sep 12, 2012

    could be cercospora leaf Douglas says, a common problem of hydrangea in late summer. Not much can be done.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Sep 13, 2012

    If the Limelight is performing well and the Endless Summer is not, I tend to think the Endless Summer may be in too much sun. How long have you had them?

  • Shirley R
    on Sep 15, 2012

    I will take a picture of the one I'm talking about with the strange leaves and brown around the edges of the leaves..All of my Hydrangeas are ok except the one that blooms purple...None of them are in direct sun light.. Thanks I will post a picture of the hydrangea to see what you all think!!!

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