How do I get more blooms on my oakleaf hydrangea?
Oakleaf hydrangeas produce flower buds the year before they bloom. Keep pruning to a minimum to maximize the floral display. Remove only the damaged and wayward branches each year as needed. This helps control the plant’s size while encouraging it to bloom.
Are oak leaf hydrangeas acid loving?
Soil – Oakleaf hydrangea prefers moist, organic, fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil with a pH of 5.0 – 6.5. Drought tolerant once established, it does appreciate water during very dry conditions. Good drainage is important.
Do oakleaf hydrangeas need a lot of water?
These deciduous shrubs should ideally grow where they get direct sunlight in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Watering: Moist soil is key for sustained success when your oakleaf hydrangeas are first taking root in your garden, but the species is drought-tolerant once established.