soil seems moist but it is drooping. Do you have any suggestions as to what is causing the drooping? We followed the directions for planting and added organic mulch to help retain the water. Is it just that it is getting accustomed to the soil? The plant was bought at a reputable nursery. Should I call them for advice? Thank you for your much anticipated response. ~ JB
The problem here is overwatering. The soil needs to be almost completely dry before watering. Even despite the heat, watering will not be the answer unless it is completely dry.
Back off on the watering. Limelights need well-drained soil and don't like to sit in soggy soil, which may be what is going on here.
They like full sun to part shade but if it is really warm there in the summer you can provide afternoon shade, even if you need to use a screening material to do it. This will cut out most of the heat related issues.
This information will help you:
We live in the Tampa Bay area. Bought three, they all look terrible after 6 weeks. Help!
I'm sorry, your photo did not come through. In the meantime, I can provide an article that will help you with their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/growing-hydrangeas-hydrangea-care-guide.htm
This article is also handy: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/growing-hydrangeas-hydrangea-care-guide.htm
We have several hydrangeas and this is on a few of them and we can’t find any information on it? Is it a fungus?
Wrong picture posted
We have it on 3 of 22 and they are 3 years old but also a tree behind them died as well.
that lichen isn't harming anything. It can signal that there is something else that is harming your tree, though.
Depending on if the tree behind it died of old age (Those don't really live all that long) or of disease it could be something that you may want to take a look at.
I would treat with a fungicide to be safe. This article will help:
This article will give you more information about the lichens that you are finding on your shrub: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/treatment-tree-lichen.htm
This article will help you with hydrangea care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/growing-hydrangeas-hydrangea-care-guide.htm
What is wrong with my limelight hydrangea? This started a little bit last year but I was still able to have blooms. I don’t think I will have any this year.
This appears to be what is known as Witches' Broom Disease.
It has many causes, from fungal infections to insect infestations. There is no real cure, and it will usually resolve itself over time.
Here is an article that will explain:
You will want to care for the shrub as usual. Proper care will give it the best chance to come out of this. Here is an article that will help you care for the shrub:
these plants are several years old and have bloomed every year up to now, but not this year.
There are several possible reasons! Here's an article that will help:
long slender stems with big blooms have my hydrangea tree drooping over. what can I do to prevent this next year? Severe or light pruning? My tree had such a beautiful shape until blooms got so big. Also what kind of fertilizer is best for hydrangea trees? Thank you so much.
I would recommend pruning it back to the shape you want after it's done blooming, maybe in late winter/early spring. I like to leave dried hydrangea blossoms on the plant in late fall/early winter for aesthetics and as shelter for wildlife, but that depends on your preference.