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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    March 5, 2011
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    Unlike blue and pink hydrangea, white does not need anything special in the soil to stay white. You may see some greening, but this is normal. Here is more information:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/green-hydrangea-blooms.htm

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    Heather on
    March 15, 2011
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    A healthy hydrangea should be able to stand up to a rainstorm ok, which indicates to me that yours is "leggy" or has weak stems. Leggy plants normally happen when a plant is not getting enough light. While hydrangea like shade, they do need some shade and if they are in too deep of shade, they may develop weak stems. Another indicator that they are not getting enough light is if you get few or no blooms on the plant.

    Another possibility is that the plant is not getting enough nutrients to grow properly and this is resulting in weak stems. If you feel this is the case, give the plant some balanced fertilizer.

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    Nikki on
    March 17, 2011
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    The size of the pot depends on the size of the plant. You want it to be 2" larger than the rootball. Use potting soil, not topsoil, and there should be drainage holes at the bottom of the pot.

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    Nikki on
    March 28, 2011
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    As long as you plant it in the shade, it should be fine.

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    Nikki on
    March 28, 2011
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    Nikki on
    April 3, 2011
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    It may not be the sun. They need a little sun, but not typically full sun. This article can give you some possibilities as to why yours is not blooming:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm

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