Why do my Annabelle Hydrangea blooms flower white then turn a lime green in time? Thank you.
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/green-hydrangea-blooms.htm
Fall is here. Is it ok to cut them back now? When is the best time?
If you did not prune after blooming this spring, you can wait until spring to prune.
Not to worry though, I many times will prune mine in the fall and have no problems with my shrubs.
I have an Annabelle hydrangea; it is planted where it gets full sun til afternoon. I have given it bone meal last fall and this spring. It is several years old. It gets the bloom heads formed but never the white flowers. Any suggestions?
Have you pruned the hydrangea? Over pruning can be a cause.
Also a late spring freeze is a common reason a hydrangea does not blossom.
Lengthening warmer days usually will coax buds into opening.
Since you've added Bone Meal and are still having the same results it might be a good idea to have your soil tested.
Your local county extension office can help you with a test.
Here is a couple of links.
I purchased a brand new Annabelle hydrangea in mid April. The first location I planted it seemed to be too much sun so about 2 weeks ago I moved it in between 2 pine trees seemingly with better shade. Now it is looking like it is dying and half the plant is already dead. What can I do to save it? Thank you! Kristen
Bend the branches; do the bend or snap off and break?
Cut back the branches that are dead.
Your Hydrangea is likely quite stressed with 2 transplants.
Make sure you are watering each day, and that the soil is moist but never soggy.
If the roots are still alive, your plant can recover.
I am having a doozy of a time with my efforts with Annabelle hydrangeas. My other one ended up dying and I replaced it with a brand new one that looked very healthy and full when I purchased it. I prepped the soil again, I loosened the root ball and thought did everything I was supposed to. It has been in the ground for about a week and its leaves, especially in the center at the bottom are already yellowing with some falling off. Any ideas or suggestions on how to keep this one from going south too?!?! Thanks! Kristen
Make sure the Hydrangea is planted in good loamy, well draining soil.
A partial shade location is preferred.
The planting hole should be dug twice as wide as the root ball and planted at the same depth as it was in the nursery pot.
Water is key until the plant starts to put on new growth.
Water from below and avoid wetting the leaves.
You should water so that the soil is moist to a depth of about 8 to 10 inches below the surface.
Hydrangea easily suffer from transplant shock, especially in hot weather.
Make sure the soil is evenly moist and not overly soggy.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
Should you cut back in the fall, and how much?
Generally you prune in the summer after they are done flowering.
You can also cut them back in winter or wait until early spring to trim back the old growth.
I personally trim the plants in the spring prior to leaf out and I am just south of you.
Here is a link with more information.
Can Annabelle Hydrangeas grow near a black walnut tree?
Hydrangea are sensitive to a Black Walnuts toxicity.
I would not advise planting this shrub near your tree.
These links have more information.