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tickled pink paniculata

Syracuse, NY(Zone 5a)

This is my first year with this Hydrangea and while it made a good start, it hasn't bloomed and seems to be a little flimsy where the new growth is. I think it may need more sun, it's getting morning sun and indirect light all day now, but the new branches seem to be stretching towards the sunny side and they seem to not be holding their own weight, of just foliage. I don't think over fertilization has been an issue, fertilized twice, once when planted, once a month later. any one have this variety or have any tips for tree hydrangeas?

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

This site says it wants full sun: http://www.baileynurseries.com/news/first-editions-tickled-pink-hydrangea/

See! You were right.

Syracuse, NY(Zone 5a)

Hmmm... This is the first I've seen it say "full" sun. What do ya think? I don't think this ones as likely to flop in midday heat and sun as my endless summer, which wilts at the mention of sun, but I'm not certain i want to go "full" sun either. Hmmm.... Trying to think of good full-er sun spots in my yard for a little protection, within reach of the hose... Lol

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

The paniculatas are one of the more sun tolerant species, so in your area I expect they'd do OK in full sun.

Syracuse, NY(Zone 5a)

I think I have just the spot! I would really love to see this do well, the photos I've seen are all pretty, but stock photos. I was hoping to see for myself. Maybe next year. :(

Syracuse, NY(Zone 5a)

Poor little thing looked floppy before, worse after transplant, but i gave him extra love and really good dirt plus bone meal and peat moss...and a hair cut! Lol i couldn't resist. It wasn't a shapely plant to start but once all the branches got to stretching west it was a sight. So i may get no blooms next year either now but at least I'm not looking at a sad sack of sticks.

Hannibal, NY(Zone 6a)

Just for future reference, all the paniculatas can take full sun in our area. They bloom on new wood, so you should have no problem next year with bloom.

Syracuse, NY(Zone 5a)

Thanks! I have a lot more paniculata planned and want to see them do their best. Next on the list is limelight and vanilla strawberry! Love em! :)

Hannibal, NY(Zone 6a)

My favorite is Limelight. It's always nice. Good choices.

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