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Slow hydrangea

Q&A

I bought a Quick Fire hydrangea this spring and put it in a spot with part sun. I kept it watered and it’s stayed real healthy but hasn’t grown at all. It’s only about 18 inches tall and wide and it’s supposed to grow up to 6-8 feet. Is that normal for the first year? Thanks - Cindy -

Comments

  1. 1 year, 6 months ago

    There is a saying about new plants, “The first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, and the third year it leaps.” So yes, that is normal. Kala Extension Master Gardener

  2. 1 year, 6 months ago

    The heat was hard on hydrangeas this summer. So let’s hope next year is more favorable. I put in a couple of new hydrangeas this spring and got very little new growth also. Good news is it is alive - Dennis

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