Shooting Star Hydrangea
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shooting star hydrangea not blooming

Zone 7. Greensboro nc | Magnetmom55 added on July 9, 2015 | Answered

I have a shooting star hydrangea that I bought in a small pot at Whole Foods. I planted it in my yard in morning sun, afternoon shade; and while it grows nicely each year, it has not bloomed since planted. I also fertilized in spring when new growth started. I have not pruned it, not knowing if it needed the old wood. Any ideas?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 10, 2015

This is most likely a Nitrogen issue. To much Nitrogen will cause lots of leaves but no flowers.
Phosphorous can be added to promote flowering. Bone Meal is a good way to do so.

Here are some links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/too-much-nitrogen-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm

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