White hydrangea

White hydrangea: fundamental characteristics and virtues

Due to their weight, the flowers of this species flex the thin branches that support them, transforming the plant into small flowering shrubs or bushes. It has elongated, panicle-shaped inflorescences and tapered leaves of a shiny and lively green. It blooms in the summer, in the months of July-August. They can also reach a height between 3 and 6 meters, but it is possible to moderate its size through a targeted pruning, also deciding to reduce it in a very drastic way: the white hydrangea is grown easily but given the size it can reach, it is more appropriate to cultivate it in a large space that can be your own garden, so as not to hinder its development. Cultivated in pots, it is possible to opt for a more severe pruning, of which it is not affected, it gives more sparse but more voluminous flowers.

How to take care of white hydrangeas

Once the white hydrangeas have been planted, it is necessary to take care of them with care and concern to keep them flourishing and in good health. They need a fairly humid, not wet soil and must be constantly sprayed during the summer, making sure that there is no stagnation of water because they could cause the plant to die. Freshly planted white hydrangeas must not be cut at all as this could jeopardize the birth of new buds. Given the plant’s great resistance to harsh temperatures, it is advisable to make a “mulch” to protect them during the winter. “Mulching” involves covering the ground with material to inhibit the “growth” of weeds, keep the soil moist,

The diseases and parasites that plague white hydrangeas

The onslaught of parasites (snails, spiders, etc …) can cause serious diseases in the plant, among the pathologies that can affect it, there are: the “Hydrangea virus”, the “Botrys” and the “Oidium”. The “Hydrangea virus” in addition to a decrease in the development of the plant, causes its opacity. The “Botrys” is a kind of mold that reveals itself in the form of a whitish powder that can be contrasted with special fungicides. The “Oidium” is a fungus that manifests itself in the presence of dryness, causing spots tending to white: its formation is prevented by ensuring the right amount of water for the white hydrangeas. Any type of parasite contrasts with special pesticides, however it is advisable to be careful in use these products and always prefer the milder ones so as not to damage the plant. The reckless use of pesticides can cause irreparable damage to the plant, causing its death.

Ortesie: Kyushu, Grandiflora, Unique and Praecox

White hydrangea has subtypes that are distinguished by the size and shape of the flowers. The “Kyushu” hydrangea is a species that reaches no more than two meters in height, has a shiny and serrated oval leaf. The flowers turn from green to creamy white at the end of the “vegetative cycle”, at the end of June. The “Grandiflora” does not exceed three meters in height, has leaves serrated on the sides of a very dark green and its flowers are pyramid-shaped of an immaculate white, which at the end of flowering turns pink. The “Unique” instead exceeds four meters in height, has a tiny, oval and rough leaf. The flowers it produces are white but with the passing of the season they are followed by very delicate pale pink ones. Finally, the “Praecox” gives Source:

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