I have a hydrangea plant that I've had for years. When I bought it, the instructions with it said to plant it in the shade. So I did, and each year I get just a few flowers. I've noticed that others here in Tn. have planted theirs in the sun, and they grow quite large and have tons of flowers on them. So I moved mine to a sunnier spot, and the leaves have burned. I will move it back to the shade, but wonder what I can do to make it grow larger and have more flowers. My neighbor planted one two years ago, in the sun, and has done nothing to care for it, but it is 20 times the size of my 12 year old plant, and has hundreds of flowers on it. I don't understand! Can you please help me?
Hydrangea Plant Help
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It likely needs more nutrients. Make sure to fertilize it regularly with a phosphorus heavy fertilizer. This article will have some other suggestions as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm