Q.My hydrangea leaves are almost white, why?
My hydrangea is in a pot and gets a lot of sun. I live in the high desert of California. Is it getting too much sun?
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Most likely this is sunscald, which is like sunburn in plants. This typically happens to plants that are in locations that are a bit too sunny for them. If possible, move the plant to a location that is not quite so intense or you can try to shade it some by placing a large umbrella (or something similar) over it. It should correct itself over time as the plant acclimates itself.