Hydrangea Cityline® Venice Description
Enjoy the ruffled summer blooms and pure, bright color of Cityline® Venice bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). This Proven Winners hydrangea has very large mophead flowers for the size of the plant, and they take on a ruffled appearance that gives this plant great beauty and texture in the landscape. Flowers are pink or lavender-purple with an ivory-green eye, and the blooms age to an appealing jade green through the season.
Like the other beautiful hydrangeas in the Cityline series, Cityline Venice is beautiful planted on its own or in multiples for a stunning flowering shrub display.
Special features: Long blooming, Cut flower, No prune, Space-saving
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- Common name:
Bigleaf hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea, Florist's hydrangea, Hortensia
- Sun exposure:
Sun in cool areas; part shade in warm climates.
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
Any well-drained but moist soil.
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
1-3' tall and wide
- Flower color:
Pink to lavender, depending on conditions (see below for more info)
- Foliage color:
Glossy deep green
- Season of Interest:
Flower gardens, Landscaping, Specimen, Flowering hedge
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Bigleaf hydrangeas require well-drained but moist soil. A good layer of mulch is very helpful for minimizing drought stress and conserving moisture..
Light: plants can take full sun (6+ hrs/day) in cooler areas, but afternoon shade is recommended in warm climates. If your plant frequently wilts in the afternoon even though it was recently watered, that may indicate the spot is too sunny for it.
Water: Average to abundant (as long as soil is well drained).
Space: min. 3' apart
Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Make an additional application in late spring/early summer if desired.
Winterizing: Do not cut plants back for winter! Doing so will cut off all of the flower buds for the following season. If plants show a lot of dieback in spring, consider moving them, as this indicates the spot may be too cold for the plant.
Maintenance: It is best to avoid pruning bigleaf hydrangeas altogether. Any dead wood can be pruned out in early spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge and its clear where any winter damage occurred. However, hydrangeas should not be trimmed or pruned regularly. If plants do not flower reliably, move them to a more protected spot in your yard; early spring is an excellent time to do that. Notes on flower color: The flowers of bigleaf hydrangeas can vary from pink to purple to blue, depending on soil chemistry. You must have both an acidic soil and the presence of aluminum (a naturally occurring soil element) in order for blue/purple color to develop. Get a soil test from your local Cooperative Extension before applying any color change treatment to be certain that it will be effective.
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