How To Care For Blushing Bride Hydrangeas

  • Large, spherical, white blooms that open in the spring continue to bloom throughout the fall.

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The Blushing Bride Hydrangea, another stunning addition to the Endless Summer Collection, might just take the spotlight! There is nothing else like it, with 3 seasons of huge, white flowers that develop into a delicate pink or blue tint!

One of our all-time favorites and a popular seller is The Endless Summer Blushing Bride. This new kind is as resilient as they come, requires no maintenance, is small and manageable at only 3 to 4 feet tall and broad, and, most importantly, is a devastating punch.

The Blonde Bride The hydrangea prefers moist, well-drained soil and may grow in both full sun and partial shade. This hydrangea prefers some shade in hotter areas. Hydrangeas don’t require pruning, although after they finish blooming, pruning can assist promote bushier growth and rejuvenate an older plant. Both new and ancient wood support the Endless Summer series.

The Blushing Bride is a hydrangea that is resistant to pests and illnesses. Therefore, this low-maintenance plant poses few risks. Simply water it, then sit back and enjoy how this lovely shrub changes the look of your home and yard!

In order to get ready for the new flowering season, which is late spring to fall, prune stems that haven’t developed leaves by mid to late May, and all pruning should be finished before July.

In a mixed bed or cottage garden, viburnum, loropetalum, and hostas work well with this hydrangea bush.

Make sure your Blushing Bride Hydrangea is planted in a location and under conditions that will allow it to grow successfully. Hydrangeas grow best in the spring and fall. In the summer, when temperatures are in the mid-80s or higher, avoid planting hydrangeas.

The Blonde Bride The hydrangea prefers moist, nutritious soil that is well-drained and grows best in full sun to partial shade. In hotter regions, partial shade is beneficial for hydrangeas. If you want a blue hydrangea and your soil is alkaline, make sure to amend it. Add aluminum sulfate or elemental sulfur to your soil to acidify it. Add lime several times a year to achieve a pink color. In the summer and the first year after planting, keep the soil wet but not waterlogged. Hydrangeas benefit most from a deep watering once per week in hot weather throughout their whole lifespan. Mulching hydrangeas at a depth of about 3 inches is highly advised. Mulching will reduce your plant’s requirement for watering and protect it from harsh weather. For flowering plants, pick a fertilizer with a delayed release. For optimal results, fertilize once in the spring after the last chance of frost and once again in the early summer. Hydrangeas don’t require pruning, although after they finish blooming, pruning can assist promote bushier growth and rejuvenate an older plant. Both new and ancient wood support the Endless Summer series.

There are countless ways to display three seasons of unique blossoms! For enhancing your home and garden, the Blushing Bride Hydrangea is ideal. With this gorgeous shrub, you may strengthen the corners of your house. No other bride offers more beauty and flair than The Blushing Bride! The big, traditional white blossoms give your landscape a feminine touch by softening it. You’ll adore the hedge or group planting’s never-ending blossoms. Including it to a formal mixed bed or cottage garden Also, remember to trim some of these well-liked flowers so you may give them to friends and relatives. You deserve a treat, too! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to awaken to find your very own Blushing Brides in a vase on your nightstand? Make a table centerpiece that the entire family can enjoy for the dining room.

Does the hydrangea Blushing Bride bloom again?

The Ever-Blushing Bride of Summer Compact hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla Blushing Bride, blooms in the early spring with snow-white petals. Depending on the pH of the soil, the blossoms eventually turn blush pink or Carolina blue and continue until the end of the growing season. Remember that Endless Summer hydrangeas are unique among other hydrangeas in that they bloom on both fresh and old wood! The typical serrated edges that most macrophylla have are present, and the leaves are thick and dark green. This plant produces the ideal flowers for centerpiece cut arrangements and even bridal bouquets! You can also enjoy the blossoms from late spring to late October because these plants rebloom! These beautiful blooms will definitely catch the neighbor’s eye!

On aged wood, does the Blushing Bride hydrangea bloom?

Bigleaf hydrangeas like Blushing Bride should be clipped after blooming in the summer. It flowers pink on less acidic soils. Use horticultural lime to bring out the color of the pink.

The Limelight hydrangea should be clipped in late winter, before new growth starts, because it blooms on new growth. Despite having florets that resemble those on bigleaf hydrangeas, Limelight blooms later in the summer and has flower clusters that resemble teardrops.

Some hydrangeas flower on the growth of the current season and need to be clipped in late winter or early spring, before the shrub starts to grow actively. These include a number of increasingly well-liked varieties, like Limelight, Quickfire, and Burgundy Lace, as well as traditional “snowball kinds like Annabelle. The PG or PeeGee, which blooms in late summer with creamy white flowers that mature to rosy pink, is another plant that can be clipped in late winter. The botanical names Hydrangea arborescens and H. paniculata can be used to distinguish the winter-pruned cultivars. Read Early Season Pruning for further details about this subject.

Another hydrangea that needs to be clipped in the summer, after it has completed blooming, is Blue Billow. Use an acidifier on the soil to bring out the blue color. Read Growing Blue Hydrangeas to find out more about the reasons behind hydrangea color.

Once they have completed blooming in the summer, the majority of the other hydrangeas should be clipped. Early spring pruning would allow you to remove the dormant flower buds. After they bloom, prune to give them time to form buds for the following year. Nikko Blue and all other pink- and blue-flowering cultivars of oakleaf (H. quercifolia) and bigleaf (H. macrophylla) hydrangea bloom from buds planted the previous year. To maintain their size or shape, prune them in the summer, especially before August. The same care should be taken with the so-called perpetual flowering hydrangeas, such as Blushing Bride and Endless Summer. The distinctive feature of these bigleaf hydrangeas is that they bloom on both old and new wood.

Here are some suggestions if you’re unsure of what kind of hydrangea you have:

  • Bigleaf hydrangeas should be clipped as necessary in late summer if their blooms are blue.
  • It’s possibly a suitable candidate for late-winter trimming if it doesn’t have blue flowers and blooms later in the summer.
  • Still uncertain? To assist you identify your shrub, ask a reliable gardener in your area. Another choice is to bring a sample or snap a picture to a reputable garden center nearby. A member of our staff at Gardener’s Supply who specializes in gardening can also be contacted by email.

Should you prune your hydrangeas?

When should I prune my hydrangeas? is one of the most often asked gardening topics. We all have a tendency to want to hurry outside with the clippers and start hacking away when those billowy large flowers change from cheerful blues, purples, pinks, reds, and whites to uninteresting browns.

When to Cut Back Hydrangeas

The timing will vary according on the variety of hydrangea you have. First of all, be aware that hydrangeas do not require pruning unless the shrub has become unruly or too big for its location and requires some shaping up. Otherwise, simply deadhead wasted blooms and remove any dead branches from the plant.

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But if you do decide to prune one, bear in mind to time it so that it blooms on old wood or new wood depending on the species of hydrangea you have.

If you wait too long, you can chop off the buds that are developing on old wood (stems from the year before the current summer), which would prevent flowers from blooming the following spring. Therefore, as soon as the flowers on these bushes have faded, they should be clipped.

The shrub should be clipped in the early spring before that new growth appears, but, if the shrub flowers on fresh wood (stems generated during the current season), which means that its buds are set inside the season.

What occurs if your hydrangeas aren’t pruned?

If and when you prune is the key to happy, healthy hydrangea flowers. Of course, fertilizing and offering the ideal environment have a lot to recommend them. However, if you don’t prune properly, your efforts will be in vain. Deadheading is not the same as trimming. Pruning refers to more drastic cutting to preserve shape or remove dead growth. However, feel free to discard spent blossoms or cut fresh ones to use in arrangements.

Hydrangeas can bloom on either fresh wood or old wood, depending on the species. The wood from which they blossom determines whether and when to prune.

Old wood-blooming hydrangeas do not require pruning and benefit from it. They’ll blossom more abundantly the next season if you leave them alone. But feel free to deadhead or gently thin. Just keep in mind that while new growth may appear, it won’t bloom until the following season. In our region, four different species blossom on aged wood. Additionally, they are not limited to the hues displayed here.

Climb using suckers. On your wall or trellis, resist the desire to remove the dormant growth.

The flower heads are more conical in appearance, and the leaves are large and resemble oak leaves. It’s a pleasant surprise for a hydrangea when its leaves turn reddish-orange in the fall.

They are very comparable to lacecap types, but smaller and with more compact leaves.

Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring on hydrangeas that bloom on new wood. Trim back to two feet to prune to shape. The next season’s blossoms are produced by strong, fresh growth that is encouraged by trimming. In our region, there are two types that bloom on fresh wood. They are also not restricted to the colors displayed.

Oakleaf variants are not included in cone-shaped blooms. Keep the blooms on throughout the winter to provide interest; even dried out, they are quite lovely.

regarded as a wild kind. They often have smaller blooms and leaves than Bigleaf variants and are completely white. They enjoy full sun and can grow very tall.

Knowing whether or when to prune now will help you avoid the disappointment of a hydrangea that doesn’t blossom. Don’t forget that a robust shrub will produce more gorgeous blossoms if it has well-draining soil and good organic fertilizer. Come on in, and we’ll show you where to go to develop your green thumb.