Mop Head Hydrangea

Mophead Hydrangea Not Blooming

Anonymous added on August 13, 2011 | Answered

I have planted (5-years) several plants, which haven't bloomed since the first year. I have been very careful not to prune or do anything to disturb the buds. I have removed dead, dry, branches before August. I have not covered my plants during the winter season and I live between Zones 5/6, in suburban Pittsburgh, Pa. The leaves on my plants are just beautiful, very healthy looking. These plants are all of the mophead type. Can you please share some advice with me?

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Answered on August 14, 2011

I would start with adding some fertilizer. Make sure it is a lower nitrogen fertilizer, as too much nitrogen can keep blossoms from occurring. I would also recommend taking steps to winterize your hydrangea (

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