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Old 10-24-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Does anyone know what variety of Hydrangea that you see growing close to peoples houses that have BIG WHITE blooms that turn Green when they get older???

I want to get the right variety.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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This might help:
All About Hydrangeas -Green Blooms
Hydranges are strange...I have some that bloom like crazy and the next year nothing !!
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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This might help:
All About Hydrangeas -Green Blooms
Hydranges are strange...I have some that bloom like crazy and the next year nothing !!
Thank you. That's a great link. I'll study it tonight.

But, isn't the reason that they don't bloom because some only bloom on old wood???

I don't know... gotta learn about them. I love the dried blooms!!!
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Here's another site :
Hydrangea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They do bloom on old wood. Which is why I don't prune mine...but they should be pruned somewhat, and that's why I probably have problems with them...I have to do some studying ,too, so next year maybe I'll get some nice blue ones
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Does anyone know what variety of Hydrangea that you see growing close to peoples houses that have BIG WHITE blooms that turn Green when they get older???

I want to get the right variety.
What are do you live in? And how tall are the shrubs?

My best guess is that you might be referring to Hydrangea Annabelle.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

This variety flowers on new wood.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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All About Hydrangeas -Green Blooms
Hydranges are strange...I have some that bloom like crazy and the next year nothing !!
Given your location, I suspect you are referring to hydrangea macrophylla varieties. This type flowers on buds set the previous year. Depending on the placement location and weather, most likely the buds die off during some winters.

Hydrangea Paniculata varieties reliably flower on new wood. Limelight, Quick Fire and Pinky Winky are newer spectacular varieties destined to replace Grandflora and PEE-GEE hybrids.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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What are do you live in? And how tall are the shrubs?

My best guess is that you might be referring to Hydrangea Annabelle.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

This variety flowers on new wood.
You know, I moved to Missouri recently. I've been up north for years. Up north there's an abundance of hydrangea's like I described that people plant next to their houses as foundation planting. I would say they're about maximum 5 foot tall and wide -- but you prune them so I don't know what the correct answer is about the size.

What's important to me is that I want the BLOOMS to be big -- about 3" - 4" across. I love those blooms when they're dried!

I was looking at that site yesterday and now I'm not sure what will grow here in the "south"....

I found out that I need to move the one gift plant that I set out. Apparently, they need morning sun and afternoon shade.

I like white blooms ... that turn green (but apparently they all do)

There was one on there that had pink tinged edges that might be o.k. I just don't want colored blooms.

So... what do I want to buy for this area???
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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Do they grow in Florida? I bought a pink hydrangea tree from QVC last year and it never grew. I had it planted for almost a year and recently threw it out.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Annabelles grow in the south with no trouble. They do bloom on new wood. If it's a healthy plant, the blooms will get huge!

I had several for many years. But sad to say, some kind of fungus, root problem or something has started infecting them, (the leaves turned black and got yucky) so I have dug most of the unhealthy ones up. Whatever it is/was, I didn't want it spreading to other plants.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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The Annabelle's are grown here in Greenville, SC. They have some planted in Reedy River Falls Park and they are beautiful.
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