Fornari is a speaker, writer, radio talk show host and gardening consultant, gardening, speaking, lectures, writer, plants, annuals, perennials, shrubs, garden advice, gardens, Cape Cod, radio, gardenlady, garden lady, page-template-default,page,page-id-913,page-child,parent-pageid-17030,bridge-core-2.5.9,et_monarch,qode-page-transition-enabled,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-24.4,qode-theme-bridge,disabled_footer_top,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.4.2,vc_responsive, Garden Groups – In Person or Virtual, Zoom Presentations, Horticultural and Green Industry Trade Talks. Ego45 - Many thanks for your very generous feed back on my ??? Endless Summer does flower on new growth, but most of the flowers are developed on old wood. We have just begun to search. Mine is about 5ftx2.5ft head - my 4.5y/o granddau was with me at the nursery when she spotted this little tree all dressed in creamy white lace - wouldn't come home w/o, I had to shed a sm fortune for this little girl who loves to dig dirt & garden - a great investment!!! Try asking your question there as well. Even though I am on the edge of zone 6, the past few winters sure seems like a zone 5. This will help keep the filling dryer. The Endless Summer ® Collection consists of five beautiful re-blooming hydrangeas. While most hydrangeas do best in shade, varieties of Hydrangea paniculata prefer sunny spots. Any of these should bloom on new wood and guarantee you flowers. In late-summer the plant forms the germ of the majority of its flowers for the next year. I should look into PW & SD that you suggested but perhaps I should stick with Blue Billow. The key to hydrangea winter protection is to protect your plant, whether in a pot or in the ground, prior to the first frost of winter through the last frost the following spring. Again, thick layer of mulch could be handy.Third, it blooms on old wood and you are back to square one for winter protection as you would be with the most of macrophyllas. Looks like I'll be shopping this weekend! There are a number of mopheads that should bloom reliably for you. They often have plant sales in the spring. It develops invisible flower buds around late Spring to early Summer. You could start this rejuvenation pruning when the leaves fall in the Fall (so you can easily see inside the shrub) and when the plant has gone dormant (less stress on the plant). Kind of strange since in my acidic soil everything pink usually turns into blue or purple, not the other way around. ... 3-5 Feet. I love them, but the 'one' that I previously bought has hardly ever bloomed. They are hardy to USDA zone 4, and they are valued for their ability to bloom even in cool climates. Endless Summer ® Hydrangeas is a collection of Hydrangea macrophylla perennial shrubs that have the unique ability to re-bloom throughout the spring and summer months, giving more color and visual appeal to your garden for a longer period of time. But also 'Penny Mac', 'Dooley', 'Decatur Blue', 'Oak Hill' and 'David Ramsey'. The blooming problem can be further compounded by a short growing season. Other favorites include Limelight (many awards), Endless Summer, and Kyushu. Ideal as an accent plant or in the shrub border. This shrub was supposed to give gardeners in cold regions those same outrageous blue hydrangeas that we love so much on Cape Cod. Lo and behold! I have a 16 y/o Nikko that bloomed for me only 3 or 4 times over the years so I shy'd away from H altogether and just concentrated on all the other perennials I tend in my several patches. Back to Alice & quercifolia in gen - I'd rather be forewarned than be lamenting later on. Adam I grow Endless Summer and LOVE it...I also have a conical shape hydrangea that is enormous and was here when I bought the house. I drive by a good looking Tardiva that makes me want one of those too. It is a Western native, and typically Western natives don't care for humid, hot summers, so dbarron's comment is encouraging! If so don’t keep it a secret, let the world know, reveal yourself. Hi, I am about to purchase Hydrangeas. Expect to see a lot more of these soon! It prefers moist, well-drained soi… Be sure your plants are getting at least three hours of dead-on sun each day. I mean to dig up some of the Hostas I'm tired of dealing with slugs - can't serve them beer daily, the bunnies get drunk and can't run fast enough from predators around!!! The 2 Tardivas I planted in Fall'05 survived Winter w/o protection & bloomed beautifully this year. Pruning during the growing season is not recommended, but if desired, prune after the first flush of blooms. There are some other Annabelle-like varieties too that may do better. For zones 4 and 5, plant in a sheltered location and mulch during the winter. However, do your landscape planning before you just plunk things in the ground. Or they hate it because this vaunted plant never lived up to its hype. 'Endless Summer', of course. For me the secret to getting good blooms is to not do any pruning until you can see the green bud forming, than only prune as necessary, up here or down here depending on your reference that works out to late May or early June. Giant blue or pink blooms blooms on old and new wood starting in summer and repeat until frost. Wine Refrigerator Question - Brand? Will the slugs in that Hosta neighborhood bother BB H's foliage? We took down an overgrown & no longer productive Linc. I was told NOT to prune Endless Summer in fall. And I fell in love with Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'. It will bloom most of the summer if you deadhead. I am thinking of getting Endless Summer, which I hear good things about...blooming on new wood. Anyone who planted 'Endless Summer' hydrangea in the last 5 years has a love-hate relationship with this plant. Proper hydrangea winter care will determine the success and quantity of next summer’s blooms. Lilac (the spot I have in mind) E shady border with 3-4 hrs of AM sun more in Winter when trees are bare. Here is a list of cold hardy Hydrangea varieties that will grow in USDA Planting Zone 5, where temperatures drop to as low as 20 below 0 F in winter. We will find you if you’re out there. Both have lists of plants appropriate for your zone. These floriferous shrubs are used extensively in landscape design as colorful accents or specimens, natural hedges and buffers, or in groupings in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. These two were purchased last September (late for putting a newbie in the ground), and are about 4' tall each. Fall Endless Summer® Hydrangea Giveaway. This is the third growing season for my endless summer hydrangea. But if you live where the temperatures drop to zero or below, those buds are killed by the cold. Two subsequent frosts nipped the emerging leaves, but it is putting out others, furhter down the stalks so I am hoping it will pull through. 'Did a search in this forum and got enlightened and tremendously helped by very generous aficionados. Find the warmest micro-climate on your property. In colder parts of the country the flowers that are formed later in the fall on new growth might not have time to open before the first hard frost. Even though I am on the edge of zone 6, the past few winters sure seems like a zone 5. It was damaged by frost last year but still bloomed. Here is a list of cold hardy Hydrangea varieties that will grow in USDA Planting Zone 6, where winter temperatures go down to as low as 10 below 0 F. How to Grow Hydrangea in the Shade. (it costs $2.95 to download it from the archives) I'm going to try his unconventional ideas--I've got nothing to loose, at this point! and could easily reach 8x8' in just 3 years and 12x12' in 5 years if no dieback.IMO, dwarf cultivars, such as Pee Wee or Sike's Dwarf (both look identical to me anyway) are the only quercifolias that could be/should be attempted to grow in solid z5 on condition that grower is determined and will put reasonable effort to protect them.Fourth, indeed, fall foliage of oakleaves is a site to behold.However, in order to develop fall color it should be grown in a considerable sun, say 3-4 hours, and here you'll have another contradiction. UMass Extension Landscape Message November 6, 2020. When all else fails, plan a summer trip to Cape Cod…here it’s practically a law that blue hydrangeas be planted in every landscape. The ENDLESS SUMMER series of Hydrangeas is a collection of bigleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla). Flowers appear throughout spring and summer. NH) for about 5 or 6 years now. You can try protecting those stems during the winter by building a cage around the plant out of stakes and chicken wire and filling it with hay or dried leaves. - Energy usage - once you get past the small size wine refrigerators, the energy usage for thermoelectric units will be much higher than a comparable compressor-based wine cooler. Endless Summer Summer Crush Hydrangea Spacing It does wonderful in this clay soil I have. Can be pruned down heavily although it is usually recommended to prune stems in 3 years... First prune the 1/3 longest in year 1. Endless summer hydrangeas are ornamental flowering plants that bear flowers on both old and new wood. The word "shade" is itself a shady character, its meaning ranging from leaf-dappled light to sunless caves under the misty mountains' cold. Grasses and some perennials have interesting seed heads for winter interest. These 10 ideas will get your screening up and running in no time. Also an oakleaf hydrangea called 'Snow Queen' which is supposed to be hardy to zone 5, and an 'Annabelle' hydrangea, which I see a lot of people around here have success with. Another thing to consider is to concentrate on plants that are native to your area. It took off as soon as it hit the ground and the blooms became gigantic with new branches and buds in a short 2 week period. like gazanias. IN STOCK (0) Sizes & Prices. The buds then open around mid Summer to early Fall (earlier in the South). Hydrangeas appreciate afternoon shade. a piece from a company that sells plugs. To celebrate the beginning of a new season, Endless Summer® Hydrangea is giving away the following: One (1) prepaid $50.00 Visa gift card ; One (1) pair of Endless Summer branded gardening gloves; Please follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget to enter. You need mulch, garden stakes, a hammer, a staple gun, oak leaves, a bed sheet and burlap. Don’t get me wrong…I like this plant. I also bought two 'All Summer Beauty' hydrangeas for $4. Prune out winter- damaged stems in late winter or early spring. Bigleaf Hydrangeas primarily bloom on last year’s growth, or “old wood.” For this reason, bigleaf Hydrangeas should never be pruned in late summer or fall. Wish me luck! Nikko and her varigated cousin didn't fare so well, I fear. I ended up getting a small Annabelle Hydrangea that will take a few years to get to a decent size I suppose. It does fine here. Endless Summer is a series of 5 hydrangeas that were bred for outstanding qualities such as compact size, dense form, phenomenal color, and a long bloom period as well as the ability to bloom on both old and new wood. She has such beautiful brilliant Fall colors (pic in M Dirr's H bk) would she be z5 hardy? I planted it right away and crossed my fingers. Here is a link that might be useful: H. q 'Snowflake'. The Original, the first of the hydrangea varieties in the collection, revolutionized the way gardeners were able to incorporate hydrangeas in their landscapes. Properly winterize your endless summer hydrangea plant by creating a cold-weather cover. A nice native small tree is Pagoda dogwood. Why Doesn’t my Endless Summer Hydrangea Bloom? He is a wonderful source of information, as are many other devotees of the Hydrangea forum. (I think Dirr says that 'David Ramsey' may be identical to one of the other varieties. Last year I planted the Endless Summer which thrived all summer long and performed as wonderfully as everyone said it would. As winter goes on, water them when the soil starts to dry. They were pretty good sizes and one has blooms on it. Should these be brought indoors for the winter? I didn't think that H quercifolia would be hardy for z5 - I have a shady spot and am thinking of Blue Billow (highly recommended byEgo45) or 'Alice' a quercifolia - would anyone have her & share joys or woes? But the shrub is just not the flower machine in Minnesota that it is on Cape Cod. My Nikko Blues were absolutely gorgeous three years ago--and nothing since. check out the zone info here. If you want to further identify it, get leaf and bloom close ups and post in the Hydrangea Forum. Here's why: - Performance - thermoelectric units generally cannot cool beyond 25-30 degrees colder than the ambient environment - so for red wines, assuming you're trying to maintain 55 degrees inside the wine cooler, the max temperature outside the cooler cannot be more than 80 degrees. I have 'ES', 'PM' and 'Dooley' --just planted. I am about to purchase Hydrangeas. A landscaper friend is discouraging us from planting them, saying they get 6-10' tall and may not survive the winter. Endless Summer is being sold in local nurseries - the tag says it will grow in zone 4 also. The first 4 varieties listed are rock solid hardy. Hydrangea Endless Summer is a favorite among gardeners. Can't remember which one.) Not sure what it's doing...just taking its sweet time, I guess cuz a scratch-test proved it's still green under there, and it IS producing new growth. I'm quite sure it was late spring freezes that have caused the bloom-less summers, so I've been looking for any alternatives for zone 5 growers. Risk Free Guarantee. I fertilized in spring but no blooms or buds this year. I'm looking for good shade plants and have missed my old hydrangea. Pull the pots into a protected area after the leaves have fallen but before the dirt freezes in the pots. Its a sure thing! The Hydrangeas Forum has quite a lot of information. Trim off any winter-damaged or dead stems throughout the year. Winter protection ala 'hayseedman' for quercifolias will be not only questionable due to the rangy pattern of growth, but most likely will be impossible for the most of them due to their sizes, assuming they'll not die back every other year. (Unfortunately, I think they all look pretty much alike in bloom.). The Original Endless Summer Hydrangea Care. Anyone have this problem with oakleaf hydrangea? Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® PP15298 Bigleaf Hydrangea. I just hope it overwinters. Grow it for the foliage alone -- butter yellow. To be on the safe side, if you live in a cold zone with a typical Northeast winter, your hydrangea should be hardy to at least Zone 5. We were fortunate to get one this year as only 1000 were sold. Endless Summer Hydrangeas are great for containers. Being technically root hardy to z5 it still need very thick layer of mulch and burlap wraping in a first couple of winters. Grown in 1/2 gallon pots. A 'Samantha' and oakleaf hydrangea from NEWFS, and an 'Endless Summer' bought locally, which already has blooms on it, but was the most expensive for a 1 gallon size. Wait until spring for new buds. on Alice quercifolia - I saw a few while in NC, over a month ago (my son planted one in Spring) tho were just starting their change to Fall attire by the time I headed back home (by the way it was a glorious 2day drive, truly a feast for the eyes & soul, nature's awe inspiring, brilliant Autumn display through 6 states!!! While Hydrangea paniculata likes full sun, it also does well in part shade. Yes, the plant lives through the winter, but the growth comes back from the ground, not the stems where future flowers were already formed. I am expecting a Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' to arrive next week.Best of luck with yours. So have no clue as to why its not blooming She just keeps getting bigger and better every year. I am also looking for Oakleaf 'Little Honey'. Very nice. Thanks again for all the input and the photos. In my garden it just start blue, but turning into lavender-purplish very fast. I enjoy H. Kyushu as well as two 'Limelight' plants. The showy blooms fade to shades of pink or red before drying to beige. Definitely give blue billow a try! How old is the Kyushu you posted in this thread, is she at her mature height?Such a beauty! The last 3 are problematic and I'm learning how to massage them into bloom. I haven't noted the diurnal closing (we aren't open at night) but perhaps they close on cloudy days (?) Or get a hydrangea book written by Dr. Dirr. Do a search for hayseedman's wintering tips. So if you’re gardening in a cold zone 5 or below it’s possible that your Endless Summer might often be an Endless Exasperation. What's your favorite container pollinator plant? (Be prepared to pull them back inside if the forecast predicts lower temperatures.). Still planning on a paniculata purchase, just haven't decided on which one yet. This is the question I hear from frustrated gardeners all over the country. I'm tired of dealing with slugs so am thinking of thinning the Hostas, replacing with shade tolerant Hs - any other suggestions? Hydrangea flowers last best when the plant is grown in morning sun and afternoon shade. The blooms are usually white and turn a shade of pink; then you get some greens and other pinks before they brown out. Then the 2/3 longest in year 2. (!!) I am planning on getting Oakleaf "Pee Wee". This keeps the old wood fresh and ready for flowering. I am not sure it has made it through the winter. BloomStruck™ blooms on both old and new wood . Hardiness Zone: 4. The "All Summer Beauty' has gorgeous white centered to start gradually all turning a pretty pink. I also have a Nikko Blue that was in pretty rough shape when planted and after and early struggle seems to be getting a foothold. Last year we protected the Toyko Delights. The exuberant mop-headed beauties evoke dreams of an endless summer by the sea, Add color, structure and interest to your garden with these recently introduced plants that sport exceptional foliage, Brighten your porch or patio with a potted pomegranate, kumquat, blueberry bush or another great fall fruit, Short on time or money? Only cut out the dead stems…don’t prune canes that are living back, no matter what you see your neighbors doing. Are you a zone 4 or 5 Endless Summer gardener that gets flowers to bloom on new wood of an Endless Summer Hydrangea? Find the warmest micro-climate on your property. Thrilled by them, I added 2 ES, 2 F&E, 3 Big Smile (lacecaps), a Kyushu (tree form) 1 Little Lamb, 1 Purple Tiers (serrata) 1 Little Elf - I'm planning for Angel's Blush in '07. The ninebark and red dogwoods that I planted are dwarf cultivars. Zone hardy 4-9. The blue lacecap blooms turned a gorgeous shade of dark purple over time and the whole plant was impressive this fall. I'm in zone 5 in Illinois. I have 2 Tardiva here in Strafford County, NH and like the shrubbiness of it and the lacy flourettes v. the tree varieties. Pruning last year’s growth effectively removes the next season’s flower buds. My “Endless Summer” hydrangea plants have been in their zone 4b site (Mn) for several years. And the rest in year 3. Fertilize in early spring with an acid fertilizer if blue blooms are desired. Single Zone? Sorry for going against the grain on this thread, but as a manufacturer of wine cabinets and wine refrigerators we think it's a mistake to use a thermoelectric cooling system for anything larger than 24 bottles. Grow some hydrangeas in pots and bring them into an unheated garage for the winter. Ego45 -Wow, is there a H that does not grow so beautifully in your heavenly garden? Pull the plants outside once the temperatures are reliably above 30 degrees. Your local library may have copies. Put a piece of plastic over the top of this structure, but not on the sides. Twist-N-Shout Endless Summer Hydrangea - 3 Gallon Pot . ... does not do well in Zone 5 unless extremely well-sited." Plant in well-drained, moist soil rich in nutrients. I am noticing brown spots on the oakleaf hydrangea leaves and think it must be a moisture problem. Annabelle is very reliable in z5 and is knockout in the shade and flowers well. - Dual zone - following the previous point, if you want to maintain 45 in a colder zone for white wines, the max temperature outside the wine refrigerator cannot be more than 70 degrees. If your edibles occupy an odd spot, we’d like to know, A year-round garden favorite with a colorful stem, Swiss chard comes into its own in early spring and in fall, No need to wait forever for patio privacy the green way. I have many Endless Summer hydrangea that in spring buds form then frost kills the buds. H. quercifolia is somewhat challenging plant for z5.The most of the problems will occur in a first few years.Once established it will be relatively trouble free plant, though not a reliable bloomer. In fact, young, recently planted shrubs are best left alone. Annabelle is fine for this area, but I think there are better choices. I live in the Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire and that is Zone 5, or 5a, to be more specific. Although not required, prune Endless Summer Hydrangeas in early spring. They are supposed to flower on new growth and be, well, endless right? Our local Gardener's Supply sells Endless Summer & Nantucket Blue - the tags say Zone 4 and 4-6' tall (our desired ht). If you want to grow an Endless Summer or one of the other repeat-blooming hydrangeas and you live in a zone 4 or 5, here are some tips for success. getting your endless summer® hydrangea ready for winter is an easy process and will give you the best flower power in the coming summer. Plant the hydrangea here unless the sun bakes this space in the summer. Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea Shrub 1 Gal. We have Hydrangea anomala petiolaris (climbing hydrangea), 2 Hydrangea quercifolia (Oak Leaf), 2 "Annabelles", 2 PeeGee stanadards, a Nikko Blue, 2 Toyko Delights, and a varigated form with blue flowers. I have Annabelle. Here’s what gardeners in colder regions (zone 5 and below) need to know. Bloomstruck™ hydrangea is the newest addition to the Endless Summer® collection of reblooming hydrangea, and does it ever live up to its reputation of endless blooms and more!. Don’t let the flowers wilt or they will brown and disappear quickly. 'Alice' in particular, is one of the largest h.q. FREE SHIPPING. Positive: On Oct 16, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote: After all it's a z7-8 (NC, GA) native plant.First, it need 2-3 years in ground to become fully established. Lots of Hostas and 3 colors of Lamium cover the 30+x7ft border patch. For that price, I thought they might make good container plants for the summer even if they didn't make it over the winter, although they were said to be hardy to zone 5. I was thinking about getting a paniculata 'Kyushu', but I am having doubts it is what I want. Comment About Pruning Endless Summer Hydrangeas are very forgiving and will not suffer if left unpruned, or if pruned at the wrong time. Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Chard, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. I grow the golden-leafed oakleaf hydrangea, Little Honey, it's beautiful but dies back in the winter and will not flower. Ditas - I have had blue billow in zone 5 (So. The books may be out of print, but I was able to buy them used (to give to incipient gardeners) a couple of years ago. Hydrangea quercifolia – Oakleaf hydrangea (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ve been looking for a new hydrangea to add to my yard and that means it will have to thrive in zone five. I am thinking of getting Endless Summer, which I hear good things about...blooming on new wood. This is the place where the snow melts first and the daffodils poke up … Endless Summer hydrangeas grow in zones four to nine, according to the United States Plant Hardiness Zone interactive map. I believe I’m in zone 5. The plant on the left is ‘Endless Summer’ and the shrub on the right is ‘Penny Mac.’ They both flower on new and old growth but all the flowers you see in this photo were formed last year. One is coming back just fine, and the other is 'late' to say the least. Purchased a bareroot Endless Summer from Fedco. Rebecca & gardenbug many thanks for reviving this thread!!! I love the PeeGees and the Annabelles! I have Hostas, coral bells, and 3 colors of Lamium as ground covers and Lily of the Valley in that 40X6ft shade strip. Foundation plantings for a split level, zone 5, does anyone know what this plant/tree is? In zones 4 or 5 gardeners often find dead canes in the spring instead of stems with green buds. Best Hydrangea For Zone 5. However we get a frost again sometimes even in May zone 5. Duel Zone? This year the plant got huge & has some leaves with black spots but majority of leaves are fine. Probably the most sun tolerant of all hydrangeas; can easily handle full sun in the northeast. In many areas, they dry right on the plant in fall and stay looking good through most of the winter. Endless Summer Summer Crush Hydrangea Care. I have an Oakleaf Hydrangea that was planted last fall as is coming back just fine. I love them, but the 'one' that I previously bought has hardly ever bloomed. On Oct 17, 2003, handhelpers from Coopersburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote: Endless Summer is a unique hydrangea in that it DOES bloom on new growth. A. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer' is a remontant variety. The fragrance is remarkable, like cheap chocolate (or maybe carob) and so novel that few customers can resist! You're absolutely right that the past two winters have been quite harsh (2003-4 was brutal for us). The lesson is clear to me; I will have to provide them with protection if I wish to have any reliability in performance from them. Not bad. 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