I moved into my place almost 3 years ago and I inherited a small oak leaf hydrangea. It hasn’t bloomed since I got here. The first year, I didn’t really know what it was and I moved in toward the end of summer, so I didn’t touch it. The second year, I knew what it was, and left it alone to see if it would bloom, but it didn’t. This year I read up on it a bit, but it appears that it’s not going to bloom again.. maybe I’m a little too early, or pessimistic, but I want to see some blooms!!
Some considerations about the plant and placement:
1. The leaves look healthy and green as far as I can tell. I attached a couple pictures (taken at night, sorry.) It appears a bit woody, so I did prune off any woody branch that did not have green growing from it last week.
2. It is planted on the south side of my place in a mulched garden bed. There is a large maple tree that is also here and unfortunately it’s root system is very shallow and is taking over the garden bed
3. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
It gets quite a bit of shade, but I’ve read that doesn’t matter as much for this type hydrangea.
I know that hydrangeas like acid, so I was planning on buying some Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble Miracid® Acid-Loving Plant Food.
Does anyone have any more suggestions or tips for me? Id rather not relocate it if I don’t have to..