Blushing Bride White Hydrangea for Sale Online
The Blushing Bride Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer®) is a deciduous flowering shrub and the first reblooming white hydrangea. Every spring, creamy white blooms pop out of the dark green foliage in early summer and last throughout the season.
This easy-to-grow plant blooms on older shoots from the previous year, beginning in late spring, and also on new growth that develops from the base and begins to bloom in late summer. They are disease-resistant, so pesky intruders will not damage your beloved blooms.
In order to get optimal pure white blooms, plant these shrubs in an area that is partly shaded or receives full sun. The white flower heads mature to very pale pink in alkaline soil, and pale blue to purple in acid soil. There are products that you can apply to alter the pH of the soil, just be sure that your hydrangea is planted in well-drained soil.
This Endless Summer hydrangea provides an elegant touch among border gardens, or as a specimen plant. Their grace and beauty can even be shared indoors, as the bloom lasts even longer when cut and placed in water.
Just as the name suggests, Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea blooms are a favorite for wedding bouquets, arrangements, and hydrangea centerpieces.
|Mature Height:||4.5 to 6 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4.5 to 6 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Flower Color:||Starts pure white turns blue in acid soil; pink in alkaline soil|
|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 Blushing Bride Hydrangea
Before you buy a Blushing Bride Hydrangea Shrub, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant a Blushing Bride Hydrangea Endless Summer Shrub?
We suggest when planting your newly-purchased Blushing Bride Hydrangea Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. Adding a small amount of compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Blushing Bride Hydrangea spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil with ease.
How do I water white hydrangea blushing bride shrubs?
After back-filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give Blushing Bride Hydrangea Shrubs 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 thereafter. 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 fertilize Hydrangea macrophylla Blushing Bride Hydrangea Shrubs?
Hydrangeas such as Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea grow best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Although some authorities recommend special fertilizer mixes to get the maximum results, 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.
How do I mulch Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea Bushes?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Endless Summer Blushing Bride Hydrangea Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
Hydrangea Shrubs Color Meanings:
- Pink – love, sincere emotions
- Blue – forgiveness, regret and rejection
- White – purity, grace, abundance and bragging
- Purple – abundance, wealth and royalty