Question by  gsaravind79 (14)

What is good hydrangea fertilizer?

I have lots of hydrangea and they need fertilizing.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You need to fertilize in early spring with a slow release fertilizer meant for trees and shrubs. Nitrogen, of course, is a key for this lovely addition to your landscaping, be cautious that fertilization may cause great foliage growth which will inhibit your blooms. Often trimming and regular care is well sufficient, this shrub that does well on its own.


Answer by  terry82 (191)

Go to a garden center and get a granular fertilizer specifically for acid loving plants such as rhododendron, azalea, and hydrangea. A granular fertilizer is better because it provide a slow consistent feed. The fertilizer needs to be watered in.


Answer by  calamityjean (173)

Hydrangeas do very well with a fertilizer that has an NPK ratio of 10-10-10 or 16-16-16. Fertilize in late spring and again in mid summer, but never after the month of August. Organic fertilizers such as composted steer or chicken manure as a surface application works as well. Low phosphorus levels are preferred for blue hydrangeas to maintain color.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

These are acid loving plants. Miracle_Gro carries Miracid which is readily available for the plant. Coffee grounds are another good supplier of acid. Scatter the grounds around the perimeter of the plant, scratching into the soil a few inches.


Answer by  GKRISHNAVENI (126)

We can use organic additions to the soil,such as manure and compost,or chemical fertilizers. You should not fertilize the plant that looks sick or wilted. The amount of fertilizer used per plant will the size of the plant.

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