Hydrangea – Lime Rickey® – Smooth hydrangea – Hydrangea arborescens
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
For the biggest, most abundant blooms and strongest stems, plant where it gets at least six hours of sun each day (warmer climates can get away with a bit less). A good layer of shredded bark mulch helps minimize water loss.
As for pruning, cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on stems. This serves to build up a strong, supportive, woody base while also encouraging abundant new growth for plenty of flowers.
If you wish to fertilize, an application of a rose fertilizer in early spring, once the soil has thawed, is sufficient.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point