How to Grow and Care for Mophead Hydrangeas

mophead hydrangea

Mophead hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) are the most well-known variety of the bigleaf hydrangeas. They are the most commonly grown hydrangea shrubs, and there are hundreds of cultivars to choose from.  These gorgeous shrubs are instantly recognizable from their mass of round clusters of blooms and green leaves. Mophead hydrangeas are perennials and have long-lasting flowers. … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Bigleaf Hydrangea (H. macrophylla)

Hydrangea macrophylla

Hydrangea macrophylla or bigleaf hydrangea is the most common hydrangea shrub and includes mopheads and lace-cap varieties. Bigleaf hydrangeas are a gardener’s favorite. A perennial with long-lasting flowers which are great for cutting, it is also very popular with florists. If the flowers are pink or blue, you can switch the colors by changing the … Read more

Abelia Companion Plants: What to Grow with This Shrub


An abelia is an elegant shrub with arching branches and long-lasting tubular flowers that will bring joy to your garden. But you may be wondering what other plants you could grow with the abelia bush. Growing carefully selected plants that work together is one way that landscapers and gardeners get the most from the space … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Abelia

abelia plant

Abelia shrubs are easy to grow, and require little maintenance. It is easy to understand why they are a popular landscaper’s choice because they provide color from both flowers and foliage over a long period, and even offer a delicate fragrance. Abelia plants flower over a long season from early summer to fall and attract … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Dwarf Hydrangea

dwarf hydrangea

Everyone loves the majesty of the large, showy blooms of the hydrangeas that come back into flower each summer, year after year. But not everyone has the space for a mature plant to spread and grow in their gardens.  The good news is that there is a great choice of dwarf varieties available, so you … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Lacecap Hydrangeas

lacecap hydrangea

The lacecap hydrangea shrub is an easy-to-grow perennial and produces a beautiful show of extravagant flowers during the summer. It is less well-known than the mophead hydrangea, but an equally lovely addition to your garden. The mophead hydrangea produces clusters of rounded flowers, whereas the lacecap hydrangea blossoms are more delicate and flatter in form.   … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Hydrangea Tree (H. paniculata)

hydrangea tree

The hydrangea tree is considerably less well-known than the low-growing hydrangea bush that everyone knows and loves for its grand summer flowering display. But the Hydrangea paniculata or Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ is a tree that can grow up to 25 feet tall. This tree hydrangea has long-lasting flowers that can be red, pink, blue, purple, … Read more

5 Popular Types of Hydrangeas to Grow in Your Garden

hydrangea types

Hydrangeas are easy to grow, require little maintenance, and are adaptable to soil conditions.   The main downside is that many hydrangeas require a large space in which to spread, so if space is limited, it is well worth checking out the variety carefully before choosing your plant as smaller types are available. Some sources will … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Hydrangeas

hydrangea care

Hydrangeas are easy to grow, require little maintenance, and are adaptable to soil conditions. The plant is a timeless classic and a gardener’s favorite. With so many varieties to choose from, it is possible to enjoy their magnificent floral display from spring through to the summer. And the best bit is that many of the … Read more