Hydrangea Bobo® Description
Ultra hardy & compact growing habit set this new hydrangea apart from the rest!
Bobo™ is covered with large white blooms by summer, which are held upright on strong stiff stems. Honestly, we have never seen such an abundance of blooms on such a compact hydrangea. By fall, blooms take on an attractive pinkish blush, and continue to bloom until fall.
Bobo™ blooms on new wood, so there will always be blooms no matter what pruning or climate you live in.
Hydrangea Bobo™ vigorously grows to 3' tall and wide while producing vast quantities of flower heads that make great long-lasting cut flowers. Often lasting for more than 12 days in a vase. Winner of the 2010 Gold Floral award.
Bobo™ Hydrangea makes the perfect long-blooming hedge plant for driveways or fence lines. This compact hydrangea is also a superb companion to the drought-proof hellebores, heucheras, and long-blooming KnockOut roses.
Hydrangeas are continuing to take the flowering shrub world by storm. They are widely adaptable to both clay and sandy soil provided they are given copious amounts of water during the prolonged summer dry spells.
Special features: Cut flower, Dried flower, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Moisture tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest
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- Botanical name:
Hydrangea paniculata 'Ilvobo'
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- Sun exposure:
Part shade, Shade
- Ship form:
Starter quart pot
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- Height x width:
3' x 3'
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- Bloom season:
Summer thru fall
Background, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
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- Patent #:22,782
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Soil: Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the North, but benefit from afternoon shade. In the South, plants require afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures, keeping mulch a few inches away from main stems to avoid rot.
Spacing: 3 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15).
Winterizing: This is one of the most winter hardy of the hydrangeas. Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.
Maintenance & pruning: Because of its compact habit, it rarely needs pruning, but any trimming or shaping should be done before August (to be safe), so as not to damage flower buds forming for the next year's blooms. In spring, only prune out dead wood once the new growth has emerged. Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring.
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