Hydrangea paniculata is a shrub two meters tall and incredibly beautiful buds, leaves are simple, large, sprawling shoots. Winterhardiness plant, because of this, many gardeners prefer to grow it. Hydrangea is equally beautiful to look like a small garden, and a large area of garden plot, as a lone bush, or small group. But not only in the open field hydrangea is grown, it can hold and tubs for decorating the room. Flowering begins in mid-June to early autumn. At the beginning of flowering inflorescences have a greenish-white color, but then are simply white and in the second half of the summer – pink. If cut flowers can be dried in a cool place, they do not change the appearance and color. Save these flowers for several years.
Planting hydrangeas. Hydrangea – shade tolerance, but still prefer to grow in full sun. They are able to grow and bloom in the same area for more than ten years, luxuriantly proliferating. Shrub Hydrangea loves moisture, so sensitive to dry soil. So, if you decide to grow this wonderful plant in your garden, provide it with the necessary moisture. Also hydrangea does not like dressing in the form of ash and other calcareous fertilizer, it is better to add compost made of peat.
Reproduction hydrangeas. Propagated plant cuttings and can be rarely used for that seed. By the way, they have a very small shrub, not germinate evenly seedlings germinate for 3-4 years. If the plant of hydrangea cuttings, then it will not grow resistant to frost, which means that their winter is left without land crates in the basement. In the spring, branches are pruned to 3-4 buds and planted in the ground in an open area. For the next winter, hydrangea leaves in the soil, but not before carefully wrapped. With the arrival of spring, once again shortened to 6-8 sprouts and winter not insulated, because the plant was resistant to cold in our latitudes.
Care. To enjoy the beautiful and lush flowering hydrangeas in early spring, you need to remove all the small branches and twigs of the previous year with the same processes, and powerful branches are pruned, each leaving 4-8 buds. In July, when there are blossoms, foliage spend cleaning, removing weak branches. Of these, and will procure cuttings.
Feeding. Hydrangea is very grateful responds to fertilizer. In summer, every month fertilized bird droppings. Also added to 10 liters of water 1 tbsp. spoonful of potassium sulfate and the same amount of superphosphate and the mixture is poured soil. During the summer sprayed with the preparation of “energy” or “bud”, is particularly useful if done the job before flowering and early.