Locate this plant in a partially shaded place, where it is exposed to solar rays during the coolest hours of the day. When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.These plants don't like the cold weather during this time of year. If the minimum night-time temperatures are very harsh it is best to cover the the Hydrangea serrata with non-woven fabric.
Care Hydrangea serrata
The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. This plant in the summer assumes a bluepurple colouring; it is small in size and can reach 1,3 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. These plants are shrubs.
Feed Hydrangea serrata
To obtain a florid development it is important to remember to fertilize our shrubs periodically; in the spring letís use a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, which will favour the development of new vegetation and of flowerings. We can intervene at the end of the winter, mixing a good dose of slow release organic fertilizer to the soil surrounding our plant. During the spring it is also possible to act periodically, with liquid or powder fertilizers, to add to the water when irrigating, every 20-25 days.
Irrigation Hydrangea serrata
Water when the ground is dry; in case of prolonged droughts water very often, otherwise every 2-3 weeks can be enough using 1-2 buckets of water ; avoid water stagnations and excessive watering. If we decide to grow a specimen of the Hydrangea serrata in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites.
Adversity Hydrangea serrata
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Substrate Hydrangea serrata
The Hydrangea serrata prefers quite drained soils, with a low PH.
Cultivate Hydrangea serrata
We suggest cultivating the the Hydrangea serrata in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.