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Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangeas for Sale Online
Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea feature showy hot pink lacecap flowers with blue overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. Hydrangea Twist n Shout has glossy pointy leaves that turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. It will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require shorter plants in front. Endless Summer Twist and Shout Hydrangea grow at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should be grown in a location that is shaded by the hot afternoon sun. It requires evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates.
This is a selected variety of species not originally from North America. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full to partial shade|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||Pink or blue lace-cap|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter, flowers on new wood|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting|
How to Care for Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout® Hydrangea
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How often do I water Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I Prune Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea?
Although pruning is probably the most misunderstood and neglected gardening chore, proper pruning will improve the overall health of your hydrangea and can reward you with a plethora of blooms. It is important to always use sharp tools when pruning hydrangeas or any plant for that matter. A sharp cut will heal quicker than a jagged cut, which will also minimize the likelihood of disease investing a cut during pruning. Many times, Hydrangeas that have not been pruned in a few years will develop dead or degenerative twigs. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as dieback and will also allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce flowers.
How do I fertilize Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea?
Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea grows best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Hydrangeas do amazingly well with a more relaxed approach. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on hydrangeas. A less expensive fast release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. When fertilizing Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea in pots, be careful to apply a fertilizer that will not burn the roots. For an organic approach, many gardeners use commercial manure on the soil around hydrangeas such as Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea.
How do I plant Twist and Shout Hyndrageas?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Endless Summer Twist-N-Shout Hydrangea to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.