Growing hydrangea in pots is quite possible and it's even a great idea to adorn a patio or balcony.
Easy to grow, here are our tips for planting and caring for hydrangea in pots.
- To read: how to grow a hydrangea
Hydrangea in pot, planting
Planting a hydrangea in a pot is also an opportunity to remember some rules:
- Hydrangea likes rather acidic soils, such as heather soil.
- It dreads standing water and needs well-drained soil.
- He appreciates cool soils and fears overly hot situations.
How to plant a hydrangea in a pot:
- Plant in a good size pot, with heather soil.
- Make sure the pot is well drilled at the bottom to allow the water to drain.
- Use maritime pine bark mulch to keep the soil cool, especially in summer.
Exhibition for a potted hydrangea
Most hydrangea varieties don't like too hot a spot.
The best exposure for potted hydrangea is shade or partial shade
The potted hydrangea tolerates a few hours of sunlight a day, but no more.
Caring for a potted hydrangea
While hydrangea can easily be grown in the ground, it is best to prune potted hydrangeas each year to contain its growth.
Size of a potted hydrangea:
- Here are our tips for properly prune a hydrangea
Watering a hydrangea in a pot:
The rest of the year, plan for regular waterings, usually as soon as the soil is dry on the surface
make a fertilizer input for hydrangea or heather plants, at least once a year but ideally every month during the growing season.
Hydrangea in pot in winter:
Hydrangea is hardy and can be kept outdoors in most of our areas.
It resists freezing and negative temperatures down to -15 ° without any problem.
In the event of frosts exceeding -15 °, protect the pot with a large cover and possibly the rest of the shrub with a wintering veil.
Providing mulching prevents one in two watering!
- To read also: all our articles devoted to hydrangeas