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Limelight Hydrangea

jessica.sutton86jessica.sutton86 Posts: 4
edited June 2020 in Problem solving
Hi 
My limelight hydrangea doesn’t seem to be flowering, or even getting any buds ready to flower. It was planted last summer as quite an established plant and I cut it back about two thirds in January as recommended by the nursery I bought it from. It’s had a lot of green growth since then but no sign of flowering! It’s in quite heavy soil but it does drain well and I give it plenty of water and it’s on a sunny fence. Any ideas? I’ve attached a photo for reference - also looks like something is eating the leaves?!
Thanks!

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    It's still establishing  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Mine is the same. It was in a pot last year and flowered well. I then planted it in the garden and it has not flowered this year. I think its concentrating on getting rooted. Hopefully I will have flowers next year. You too. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,083
    I have 4 similar hydrangeas.  2 are flowering well and 2 are like yours - healthy growth but no flowers yet.   Patience needed and water during hot, dry spells.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • HotwaxHotwax Posts: 51
    I agree. My limelight seems to be very late this year although my other hydrangeas are all in flower.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,083
    Yes, all my paniculatas are either just opening, in bud or not yet showing buds whereas the big blousey lace-cap pair we inherited are flowering their socks off.  Mind you, they were too big so did get a serious pruning last autumn, a tidy up this spring and a jolly good feed.   I expect that woke them up a bit tho I fed the others too in early spring.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Need to update my post - just seen that there are indeed small flowers coming.  :)
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