To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves. Position the The French hydrangea in a place where it can enjoy a few hours of exposure to direct sunlight, but only during the coolest periods of the day.The French hydrangea should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
Fertilization French hydrangea
Shrubs develop new shoots and prepare their flowers during the spring period, therefore we must remember, by the end of the winter, to give it a good dose of humus or mature manure, or granular slow release fertilizer, to be added to the soil at the foot of the plant. During the spring we can choose a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to mix with the irrigating water, every 20-25 days.
Generalities French hydrangea
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The French hydrangea has a shrub- like development. The French hydrangea is medium in size and 1 m in height; in the summer it assumes a yellowred colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Watering French hydrangea
During this period of the year the The French hydrangea needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; letís irrigate every 2-3 weeks with about 1-2 buckets of water . If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.
Treatments French hydrangea
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil French hydrangea
Letís grow the The French hydrangea in a specific soil for acidophilic plants, which slightly withholds moisture.
Notes French hydrangea
These plants need to be grown in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.