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Hydrangea Macrophylla is a flowering plant and is a native to Japan. This deciduous shrub is famous for its blue and pink flowers that bloom in autumn and summer. It can be grown in various climates and so these are grown in various countries.
Hydrangea Macrophylla flower belongs to the family of Hydrangeaceae. The inflorescence of these plants is in the form of corymb. Two flowers of different types grow from these plants and they, are- non-ornamental central fertile flowers and ornamental peripheral flowers.
It is easy to take care of these plants.
A moist soil is preferred by these plants for their growth while adding compost to the soil can be beneficial as helps in making the soil moist.
Not much of pruning is required and just removal of the dried drooping flowers from the plants is what needs to be done.
As the soil needs to be moist watering must be done in that manner so that the soil remains moist but wet soil or over watering is not good for the plant.
For watering one can apply the methods of drip irrigation, soaker hose, and hand watering and if the afternoons are too hot one can water the plant before the noon starts to stop them from drooping.
Rich and loose soil which can retain the moisture in it without causing water logging is the best for the growth of these plants.
Highly acidic soil may affect blooming of the flowers and addition of compost may enrich the soil for the growth of these plants.
Being moisture as one of the essential requirements for these plants it grows well in light shades and extreme sunlight is not so good for these plants.
The peak time of blooming for these plants is the season of summer and autumn.
Proper pruning and care give better result otherwise there can be cases where the plants remain devoid of blooming.
The shrubs grow to a height of three feet to four feet.
Fertilizers must mainly be used during spring and summer and slow-release granular fertilizers which have phosphorus in it must be applied.
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