I live in MA and bought a Peegee hydrangea this spring. I planted it, taking the right precautions (planted in the right depth, loosened the roots, didn't compact the soil when putting it in w/the flowers). It looked great for about two weeks. It did get a bit cold but was doing okay after that. However, it recently (within the last two days) has completely wilted. I tried watering but did not want to overwater the flower. I pruned back a few of the dead flowers and leaves but that did not do anything either. Did I plant it too early? And if so, will it revive itself in the summer?
It may have been planted a bit too early, but through no fault of your own. It went from greenhouse conditions to real world conditions, and this can be hard on a plant. As long as the stems are alive, it will be fine.
I have a 3 year old PeeGee Hydrangea that has gotten very leggy with 'skinny' stems. I live in Ontario on eastern shore of Lake Huron. Is there anything I can do to make it bushier and fuller?
Pruning can sometimes help with rejuvenating plants so they are more shapely in appearance. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm
I purchased single stemmed (tree) pee gee hydrangeas. I'm hoping to grow them as multi-stemmed shrubs in my yard. Is it possible? Will they start to develop branches from the trunk on their own?
They can develop suckers on the trunk but they will not shape themselves into a shrub shape. They most likely are grafted onto a plant stock specifically for this standard shape.
I have a 30 year old PeeGee Tree needing to be trimmed back a little, maybe 15%. I live in zone 5.
These can be, safely, pruned during dormancy, or after flowers fade.
You can take up to 1/3 of the plant during growing season, but it is best to do any major cutting during dormancy.
This article will help you to care for the tree:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/tree-hydrangea-growing.htm
ate to move it? I’m in Cornwall The place I would move it to has fleeting sun, mostly shade, would this be appropriate? Or do I need a sunnier position? Thanks very much for your help Sara
This is, actually, the only Hydrangea that needs full sun, to partial shade. The tree hydrangea will be best suited for a sunnier position in your garden.
This article will help:
Thank you that’s really helpful! But is it ok to move it to a better position at this time of year in the uk? Thanks, Sara
Tree Branch Growing: Tips On Planting Trees From Twigs I have a very old, yet very healthy Pee Gee Hydrangea that will unfortunately be torn down by the new house owners. Why? I don't know. My question for the cuttings is thus: where do i keep them? Indoors or out? Shaded or not?
Keep them indoors out of direct sunlight.
Two peegee hydrangeas. Always bloomed at some time for years. One in full bloom other just buds that look dried out. Never bloomed. First time in 10 years
If these aren't fertilized each year, then there may be a soil fertility issue in that spot. You can test your soil to rule that out, along with ruling out pH fluctuation.
These articles will help:
This article will help you with the general care of Tree Hydrangeas: