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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.