The most popular among gardeners are Hydrangea macrophylla or garden, and the tree paniculata. Hydrangea garden in the subtropics reaches four meters, but its growing in our conditions, it is practically impossible to achieve such heights bush, its growth almost does not exceed one meter. The flowers of this plant are large, pink, up to four inches in diameter. In their homeland (in China or Japan) plant grown in the open field, but in our conditions hydrangea garden, despite its name, is cultivated as container plants.
Shrub planted in early spring in a container filled with a nutrient substrate composed of earth, peat and sand in equal proportions. In May - early June with a capacity of hydrangea can be taken in the garden.
Caring for plants is watering and pruning. Hydrangea little whimsical in respect of irrigation, it can not bear the excess and lack of moisture. When watering, make sure that all the water is absorbed into the soil, but if you still got a puddle, then make a few punctures near the bush to a depth of 10-15 cm. Periodically cut dried, broken and small shoots.
Hydrangea paniculata and tree grow well in our latitudes in the open field. Unlike these plants is that the first is more reminiscent of a small tree (which can be up to ten meters in height) and Hydrangea arborescens is usually two meters in height. This species differs from all others by their leaves. They are jagged, bare and glaucous on the lower side.
In central Russia Hydrangea arborescens and paniculata can winter without shelter, Siberia is better to err and okuchit bushes humus or peat and wind crown cover material in several layers. In the spring after the removal of the plant cover makes cropping, leaving about ten strongest shoots, which are also slightly shortened.
On one bush can get flowers in different shades. This can be achieved, if embedded in the ground on the one hand a couple of nails (where flowers are pink), on the other hand watered with copper sulfate, which would give the colors a blue tint. Thus, on the one bush can be white, pink and blue flowers.