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Where To Plant Hydrangea Bush? [Gardening Ideas]

Environmental factors like sunlight, temperature, and water have their role in the growth of Hydrangeas, but for the bushier growth and longevity of bloom, knowing where to plant Hydrangea bush is essential.

Hydrangea can grow well in areas with ample morning sunlight and filtered daylight. Further, you can grow them around the fence, by the side of the house, or even indoors by fulfilling the care requirements. 

Follow along to learn more about the growth necessities of these elegant-looking shrubs.

Where Do Hydrangea Grow Naturally?

Belonging to the family Hydrangeaceae, the genus Hydrangea includes more than 70 plant species. 

Most of these Hydrangeas are native to temperate regions of Asia and North America that receive moderate temperatures and adequate rainfall. 

Generally, the natural home of Hydrangea is the mesic environment, a habitat with enough moisture throughout the growing season. Favored by the moisture-retentive soil, enough morning sunlight, and mild humidity, wild Hydrangea can reach as high as 3 to 8 feet in the natural habitat.

You’ll mostly find wild Hydrangea by the streamsides, wet meadows, and around the spring in New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Florida, and Kansas.

Where is The Best Place To Plant a Hydrangea Bush?

Most Hydrangeas like French, Oakleag, and Tea of Heaven prefer their morning sun.

So you may plant them on the north or south side of your home that receive 4-6 hours of initial sunlight with indirect daylight.

But unlike the other varieties, Panicle Hydrangea can soak up the sunlight throughout the day and needs warmth for proper bloom growth.

Regardless, gardeners normally grow Hydrangea in raised beds around the fence as soon as the spring ends. But as they have shallow roots, you’ll not have any problem growing them anywhere around your home. 

That said, make sure not to plant them under or around the trees, as Hydrangeas roots would not be able to dig deep like trees in search of nutrients and water. 

A bunch of Hydrangea flowers in the a bush.
When growing Hydrangeas in gardens or landscapes, it’s crucial to select cultivars that are well-suited to your specific climate and temperature range.

Moreover, Hydrangeas do not do well with temperature extremes, especially when blooming. Try keeping them Hydrangea cool at around 45-60°F to give vibrant bloom in varying blue, green, white, and pink hues.

Further, if you wish to have a Hydrangea indoors,  you may opt for a 14-16 inch terracotta pot with some well-draining potting soil of pH 5.5 to 6.2.

However, do not forget to water the plant daily to keep the soil moist, or simply bottom water the plant every 2-3 days to suffice the plant’s water needs. 

From Editorial Team

Make sure to prune the Hydrangeas yearly to encourage flower production.

Also, pruning helps your plant to keep up good health and maintain the aesthetic of the bushy shrub.