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Pink Hydrangea Shrubs are a fun option when gardeners are choosing hydrangeas for their home landscape. Pink is an easy color to place in any existing garden for a pop of color or in a new garden as the focal point. Their pink flowers come in various shades from light pink to vibrant, hot pink flowers, and they compliment many other flower colors in any landscape.
Hydrangeas are highly tolerant of varying soil types and are easy to cultivate. They are a great and inexpensive way to instantly enhance the curb appeal of your home garden or commercial landscape. Their versatility can be used for foundation planting or as a focal point.
How to Care for Pink Hydrangeas
Keeping your Pink Hydrangeas Pink
Some hydrangeas, including L.A. Dreamin' Hydrangeas and Endless Summer Hydrangea Shrubs, can turn either blue or pink depending on the acidity of the soil. If you want your hydrangeas to stay pink, rather than turning purple or blue, they need to grow in alkaline soil with a pH between 6 and 6.2. Adding Garden Lime to your soil will achieve this.
Choosing the Perfect Location
When you are planting your hydrangeas, choose a location that receives partial shade. We recommend an area in your garden that receives at least 5 to 6 hours of morning sunlight each day. For the rest of the day, this area should receive partial shade. If you live in a warm climate, give your plant only 2 to 3 hours of morning sunlight. Always remember to space your shrubs far enough away from each other or other plants to allow them plenty of room to grow to full maturity.
The best time to plant your hydrangeas is when temperatures are mild in the spring or fall. If you are planting in the spring, wait until the last frost of the season has come. Doing so will ensure your plant does not encounter cold temperatures or soil. If you are planting in the fall, be sure not to plant too late because the first frost of the season could cause damage if they are not well acclimated yet. Your hydrangeas will peak bloom in mid-summer through fall.
Planting your Hydrangeas
Begin planting your shrubs by digging a hole slightly larger than the container your plant came in. Keep in mind you need to allow your plant plenty of space to spread and grow to full maturity. Next, add a small amount of high-phosphorus fertilizer to the bottom of the hole to ensure your plant starts in its new home with plenty of nutrients.
Carefully remove your plant from the container, gently loosen its roots, and place it in the hole. Once the base of the plant is level with the ground level, cover it with soil and water. Hydrangeas thrive in moist and loamy soil, so make sure to check regularly to ensure the soil stays just right.
Hydrangeas Love Water
Hydrangeas love water, and we recommend keeping them nice and hydrated. However, let's not confuse this with constantly watering your plant; this could lead to root rot disease because of overwatering. Your plant's roots will sit in standing water for too long and become damaged. Overwatering can also cause your plant not to produce flowers. To check if your shrub needs water, stick your finger 1 to 2 inches deep in the soil, and if it is moist, do not water. However, if it is dry, you are ready to water.
Preparing For the Winter
Hydrangeas must be protected in the winter. We recommend adding a layer of leaves, mulch, or pine straws on top of your plants' soil about 6 to 8 inches tall. Doing so will help your plant from cold nights, strong winter winds, temperature changes, etc. Also, feel free to prune off any dead stems and blooms to allow space for new growth to occur in the next growing season.
How To Propagate your Hydrangeas
A reliable way to propagate your Hydrangeas is by root cuttings; you will get the most effective outcome. We recommend doing so in the early summer to ensure you are not disturbing the growing season. Take a 5 to 6-inch cutting from a non-flowering branch and remove the bottom leaves. Also, if there are any other large leaves, reduce their size in half.
Next, dip the cutting in a powdered rooting hormone and insert them into a six-inch pot of moist sand and potting mix. Water thoroughly to ensure your cutting's soil is moist but not soaking. Place your cutting in an area with shade and some bright, indirect sunlight. You will know your cutting has formed roots if the stem resists a slight tug. This typically takes about 2 to 3 weeks.