“To determine if your hydrangea blooms on old wood, think about when it flowers. Shrubs with this characteristic generally begin blooming in early summer and peter out by midsummer, though sporadic blooms may appear afterward. These shrubs form next year’s flower buds in late summer or early fall as the days get shorter and temperatures cool off.”
Hydrangeas are one of the garden’s most beloved Southern belles. There’s a lot to love – the shrubs are shade tolerant, come in a variety of hues and can provide interest year-round. What’s more, hydrangeas are typically very easy to care for and make themselves at home even in difficult growing conditions.