Endless Summer® The Original Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ The Original PP#15,298
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b
Endless Summer® The Original big leaf hydrangea is a mophead-type with the unique ability to flower consistently on both old and new wood. The flowers grow up to 8 inches in diameter, with pink blooms in alkaline soils and blue blooms in acidic soils.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding
Features:   Easy To Grow
Attracts:   Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Cottage, Shade, Cutting
Flower features:    Repeat Flowering, Good for Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
Pink flowers in alkaline soils and blue flowers in acidic soil that bloom in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Shiny, large, dark green leaves
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Shady areas, Grouping, Grouping
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Endless Summer® The Original Bigleaf Hydrangea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Hydrangeas are easy-care shrubs that prefer to be planted in partial or afternoon shade. Hydrangeas will wilt in afternoon heat, but typically recover in morning. Consider planting your hydrangea in a spot where they get afternoon shade or watering more frequently during hot spells.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    It is not necessary to prune hydrangeas, and many have flowers that age to lovely shades of pink, purple, green, beige, etc. if allowed to stay on the plant. If you need to prune, wait until after they bloom (usually late spring to mid-summer). Avoid late summer or fall pruning as mophead hydrangeas bloom on old wood, meaning flower buds are set in fall for the following spring. If your mophead suffers any winter damage to stems, wait until the plant has fully broken dormancy in spring (all new growth has begun). Be patient - this can take longer than you think! Then prune off any dead growth, being careful to not cut into any live stems (inside of stem will be green instead of brown).
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

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