Almost all gardeners and gardeners love hydrangeas. Today there are a great many. But of all the diversity of these beautiful plants, flower lovers prefer hydrangea paniculata. This choice is not accidental - the plant is unpretentious, grows quickly, does not require complex care. Panicle hydrangea is divided into several types. Among them is a great new product, which we will talk about today - Bobo hydrangea.
This plant belongs to the dwarf varieties. Therefore, the bushes in height are not above seventy centimeters, and in diameter - more than fifty centimeters. The leaves are painted in deep dark green. Flowers are most often white. Sometimes there is a shade - from light lemon to pale pink. Bobo's hydrangea blooms at the end of June, but it blooms most actively from July to September.
A curious fact - anyone can slightly change the shade of these colors. To do this, when transplanting (or reproducing) bushes, add aluminum sulphate or iron to the earthen mixture. Proportion - 20 grams per 1 kilogram of land.
The recently appeared variety of hydrangea, Bobo, has already become very popular. This tender flowers began to be planted on the terraces, they make out the paths, planting along the curb. They are appreciated by owners of small personal plots and gardens. In addition, these cute flowers began to increasingly appear in small containers on the balconies of our compatriots.
Immediately we want to calm beginners and inexperienced flower growers - Bobo hydrangea is right for you. Caring for her is not difficult, and you can easily cope with this work. It will only require compliance with some simple rules and recommendations.
All hydrangeas love moisture, but this does not mean that the bushes should always be in the water. Everything should be in moderation - regular watering, but not excessive. Some growers with experience claim that the hydrangea Bobo likes to be watered in the summer with rainwater and thawed in the winter. Perhaps, but most gardeners use a proven method and water the plant with distilled water. It is important to ensure that there is no lime in the water - it is destructive for all hydrangeas.
Absolutely unpretentious plant hydrangea Bobo. Planting and caring for her are no different from other types of hydrangeas.
Now we want to talk about such a simple procedure as mulching. Wood shavings, bark or peat can be used to cover the tree circle. This will protect the roots of the plant from overheating, significantly reduce the growth of weeds. Organic mulch is spread in a layer of 7-10 cm around the shrub. Decomposing, this composition becomes part of the soil and acidifies it a little, which is very important for hydrangea. This is best done in late spring, when the soil is rather wet, but it is already well warmed up. In the autumn, this procedure is done after steady negative temperatures occur.
For good development, fast growth, all plants need mineral and organic fertilizers. No exception and hydrangea paniculata bobo. Now in any flower shop you will be offered special fertilizers that are suitable for these flowers. They are rich in iron and magnesium. They are necessary not only when bobo hydrangea is planted, but also during its intensive growth.
The first feeding is carried out at the very end of May or early June. To do this, use a liquid solution of bird droppings diluted with water (1:10), and also apply a complex mineral fertilizer - 10 g of potash nitrate, 10 g of urea, 20 g of superphosphate. This procedure is repeated every two weeks. In order for the shoots of hydrangeas to become woody by winter, it is necessary to stop feeding in late July.
Despite its small size, hydrangea bobo needs pruning. This must be done in the period from February to April. Usually leave some of the most powerful stems, and the rest cut. The number of stems that should not be completely cut depends on the strength of the bush.
Young shoots that you see near the root collar are also cut, but the strongest are left. They will be a substitute for faded stems. The rest of the shoots are usually left on the cuttings for later reproduction.
Therefore, if you do not carry out pruning, your bushes will become neglected and neglected, in addition, the quality of flowering may significantly deteriorate.
If spring pruning is carried out competently, then Bobo hydrangea will soon delight you with new shoots, on which inflorescences will appear by the end of summer. The main thing is to follow a strict rule: implement it in early spring, so that there is enough time for the development of new processes.
There is a way to rejuvenate aging bushes. This will require pruning "stump". In this case, the shoots will delight you with flowering next year.
Hortense Bobo successfully propagated by dividing the bush. In autumn or spring, they dig up a bush, divide it into 2-3 parts so that at least three buds remain on each plant.
You can multiply the hydrangea and seeds. But this occupation is more troublesome. Due to the fact that its seeds are very small, sowing should be carried out in boxes. The soil should be light. It is made from leafy soil, peat, humus and coarse sand. Seeds are sown superficially, you can slightly sprinkle them with sand. They should be watered regularly with a sprinkler. Seeds that will be sown in spring, will grow in a month. For the normal development of seedlings need liquid feeding. By the beginning of autumn they will grow to 40 cm.
Diseases and pests
Hydrangea paniculata Bobo is resistant to diseases and pests. Sometimes spider mite appears on the leaves. When growing hydrangeas in greenhouses, sometimes aphids infect the leaves. In very wet years, powdery mildew occurs on young shoots and leaves. Virtually all hydrangeas are extremely sensitive to the content of lime in the soil, and when it happens in excess, the leaves may lighten, which is a sign of chlorosis. The same disease can occur when the excess content of humus in the soil.
Hortense Bobo - reviews gardeners
This compact plant with magnificent delicate flowers very quickly gained popularity. Summer residents like the fact that the hydrangea looks great in a flowerbed and when decorating garden paths. People involved in indoor floriculture are delighted with how this plant has transformed their balcony or loggia. Planting hydrangea paniculata bobo is uncomplicated. All lovers of flowers are united by a common opinion - with minimal labor costs, this plant looks very fresh and spectacular.
Powerful and adult shrubs can be divided into several parts.
The root system of seedlings is slightly shortened, after which it is possible to plant in the pits into which compost, peat and organic fertilizers are applied.
With proper care, the shrub will be able to take root by the fall.
To start these works, the end of spring is best suited:
- you need to choose a young and healthy shoots, which bend to the ground,
- in the place where it is in contact with the ground, make a shallow incision, which is placed a chip, a match or a toothpick,
- then the shoot is dripped with peat and watered abundantly throughout the season.
When several roots appear, the seedling can be separated from the mother plant and transplanted to a permanent place.
During reproduction by layering, the young and healthy shoots are bent to the ground, peat is added dropwise and watered abundantly.
- cuttings are prepared until the buds bloom,
- for this, healthy, young shoots with 4-5 buds are selected, which are cut at a right angle above the bud and at an acute angle below the kidney,
- then cuttings deepen by 1-2 centimeters in the soil mixture of garden soil, peat and sand,
- after primer is treated with indole acetic acid.
Ready seedlings are regularly sprayed and watered., avoiding drying out. The first roots should appear in 30-60 days.
Planting and care
Before you plant a paniculate hydrangea in your garden, you need to familiarize yourself with all the preferences of this plant.
The site must meet the following requirements:
- Open sunlight can damage shrubs, so the lighting should be diffused. Also hydrangea Bobo feels good in partial shade.
- A prerequisite for good growth will be protection from gusty winds and drafts.
- The root system of the plant is rather high, but many growers recommend planting it in drainage pits.
Panicle hydrangea of this variety prefers slightly acidic soilonly in this case, the flowering will be abundant and bright.
Based on this, every gardener should know that such a shrub does not tolerate neutralizing fertilizers such as lime, chalk, dolomite flour etc.
Planting is best done in the fall.so that the shrub can take root before the onset of cold weather.
It is better to plant in the fall on subacid soils, in partial shade, in pits with drainage
When preparing the pit, immediately after creating the drainage layer, into it make the following fertile mixture:
- 2 parts of fertile soil,
- 2 parts peat,
- 1 part of humus,
- 1 part of sand,
- 25 grams of urea,
- 65 grams of superphosphate,
- 25 grams of potassium sulfate,
- You can also add a handful of pine or spruce needles.
As soon as the pit is ready for planting, it will be necessary to specially treat the sapling, namely lightly prune all roots and shorten all shoots to 3-5 buds.
During work, it is worthwhile to ensure that the root neck is flush with the soil.
Hydrangea Paniculata bobo - A new variety of this species, which deserves special attention for its beauty and peculiarities of its content.
The height of the bush about 70 cm. Abundant flowering begins in July and ends in September.
The color of the petals changes in the flowering process from light yellow to pale pink. Inflorescences are large, dense, cone-shaped. The leaves are dark green, oval-shaped.
Hydrangea paniculata bobo is great for small gardens, borders, flower beds. Ideal for growing in small pots on terraces or balconies. It can be used both for single landings, and creation of beautiful groups.
Care and landing
Care for this variety of paniculate hydrangea is simple. It is enough to follow the general rules of care for these plants, and then from year to year you will be able to admire the luxurious hats of white inflorescences.
The best place to plant a Bobo variety will be plot with small penumbrawell protected from gusts of wind. On constantly lit areas of the sun inflorescences become smaller, and the plant slows its growth.
Hydrangea Paniculata Bobo prefers acidic, fertile soils with good drainage. The color of the petals will be more saturated in growth in more acidic soil.
This plant loves wet soil and is perfectly does not tolerate drought. In summer, watering should be done with rainwater, and in winter melt water is perfect. Care must be taken that the water for irrigation does not contain lime, this can lead to flower disease.
At the beginning of summer fertilizing is done with mineral fertilizers. Good for this purpose. nitrogen and potash supplements. Fertilize the plant should be to improve flowering and subsequent bookmark flower buds.
This plant is easily propagated in several vegetative ways:
This breeding method is very popular with gardeners.
To this end, in early May, young branches from a growing bush are folded down and pressed to the ground. At the bottom of the shoot, located near the soil, make an oblique incision and insert a match or sliver into it. This technique will accelerate the formation of roots in this place. Then the cut is lightly sprinkled with peat and moistened regularly and abundantly. After the formation of their own roots, the layers are separated from the mother bush and are deposited for rearing.
2. The division of the bush
This method is the easiest and most reliable.
It is necessary to carefully dig up the hydrangea and divide it into parts. It is important to ensure that there are new growth buds in the delenka. Roots when transplanting a little shortened. Compost, peat, organic fertilizers should be added to the pits for planting. After planting, the bushes are plentifully watered If the division of the bush occurs in the spring, then by the fall, new plants will root perfectly.
3. By cutting
For cuttings, spring pruned branches are well suited. It is important to have 4-5 buds on the stem. Cuttings for two days are immersed in the Kornevina solution and then planted to a depth of two buds in loose, fertile soil. For young seedlings, shading and constant ground moisture are important. When new leaves appear, shading is removed.
Pruning old, weak and thickening shoots. Leave some strong shoots, both old and young. Regular strong spring pruning contributes to abundant and long flowering.
In the fall, pruned inflorescences should be pruned. This is due to the fact that the hydrangea paniculous bobo has quite fragile branches that can break during snowfall.
Features of the plant and its origin
Panicle hydrangea - the most successful and correct option for self-disembarkation at the dacha. In height, as already cited above, the bush does not reach even one and a half meters, but its flowers will envelop all the branches.
Panicle hydrangea today includes several dozen varieties, although during the Soviet era, there were no more than 5.
The fact presented is primarily associated with high-tech developments, and simply speaking, the process of hybridization, so that today you can enjoy inflorescences of various shades.
Hydrangea came to the dacha plots from the Far East, where the shrub experienced a period of "domestication" after wild life in China and Japan. By the way, now you can still find wild hydrangeas in these countries, however, their growth is not enough up to 1 meter.
The appearance of the garden varieties presented by the shrub allows you to use it on the summer cottages in landscape design, because if you wish, you can give the bush a suitable shape with the help of timely pruning.
Varieties of panicle hydrangea with photo
Varieties of hydrangea paniculata can be listed for a long time. In the last year, several more varieties of newly bred representatives appeared that are not yet used by gardeners on a grand scale. Of the most widely known, the following varieties result:
This is just a small list of all available varieties. Some representatives have not even "reached" the gardeners of Russia, since they have just been withdrawn and are only being tested in disembarking in their own country.
Proper planting hydrangea paniculata
At the initial stage, you should decide on the timing for planting shrubs. This process can be carried out both in spring and autumn.
It is better, of course, to plant a seedling in the spring. In the summer, he is faster to get comfortable, he will have more chances to settle down in the climatic conditions provided to him.
Now you should decide on the choice of location. Most varieties prefer penumbra. However, such a landing is fraught with partial "loss" of beauty during flowering. So, landing on a sunny site, but with protection from the wind will provide full and abundant flowering and dissolution of buds.
When choosing a site for disembarkation, preference should be given to the usual soil with a weakly acidic medium. Do not plant a seedling in the sandy soil.
Correct transplantation of panicle hydrangea
Planting and transplanting hydrangea paniculate fall is carried out in compliance with the sequence:
- For planting, a hole should be made at least 40 cm deep and measuring 50 x 50 cm. For some varieties whose root system exceeds standard dimensions, it will be necessary to dig a hole to a depth of 60 cm and dimensions of 80 x 80 cm.
- The whole process of planting or transplanting takes at least two days. On the first day, a pit is dug and 2-3 buckets of water are poured into it. In this state, leave the workpiece until the morning. It is important that the moisture is well soaked the soil.
- Suitable fertilizers should be thrown into the pit before planting. Here peat and fertile soil are mixed in equal amounts, as well as separately humus and sand. After thorough mixing, mix the first and second composition in a 2: 1 ratio, respectively.
- Urea, superphosphate and potassium sulphate are added to the mixture. These organic fertilizers are used depending on the variety selected for planting.
- The resulting compositions fill the pit almost completely. Now a sapling is planted in the resulting composition, the rest of the earth is dredged after digging a hole.
Transplantation for hydrangea paniculata is necessary in the case of initially incorrect selection of the soil and the landing site. As a rule, even a hydrangea transplanted in autumn for the winter should be covered.
Caring for hydrangea paniculata
Caring for the ornamental shrubs presented is necessary, because without the active participation of the gardener it is impossible to achieve that particular beauty that should grow from the newly planted seedling.
Proper care is concluded in three important procedures, which are carried out according to the rules and features.
1. Watering just planted shrubs is necessary so that the root system adapts more quickly to the new terrain. In the hot season, watering is performed with the calculation of 30 liters of fluid per 1 m 2 of soil.
Such abundant watering is carried out once a week. In rainy time, the frequency or volume of fluid should be reduced.
In order to achieve adequate moisture during the week, you can resort to mulching the soil with sawdust. In the water intended for irrigation, you can add a small amount of potassium permanganate. Water should achieve a slightly pink shade.
2. Feeding is carried out for the entire flowering period 4 times:
- The first dressing is carried out in the spring at the stage of formation of inflorescences. It is better to use organic fertilizers, for example, slurry.
- The second feeding is carried out during the maturation of the buds. It uses various compounds containing urea, superphosphates and potassium.
- In the third dressing use mineral complex fertilizers. The time for complementary feeding depends on the degree of flowering of the shrub. Look, if all the buds bloom, then you can proceed to the procedure. Such actions significantly increase the flowering time of hydrangea.
- During the preparation of the bush for the winter period should be carried out the fourth dressing. Here it is better to take advantage of special chemical compositions for hydrangeas, which are easy to purchase in a specialized shop.
All the actions presented will ensure the normal growth and timely flowering of the ornamental shrub, which means they will delight gardeners throughout the summer period.
3. Pruning of a hydrangea is carried out as needed in order to give a correct and accurate shape to the plant during the period of growth and flowering.
But often required pruning hydrangea paniculata in autumn during the preparation of the plant for the winter.
If the answer to the question of how to trim a pancake hydrangea in the fall is understandable, then the majority of novice gardeners remain in disarray without introducing a trimming procedure to form a shrub.
In the spring, determine on each bush 5-10 strong shoots. Cut their length so that only 3-5 buds remain. Thus, the nutrients will contribute to the growth and strengthening of only young shoots, which means that the bush during flowering will delight with new and bright inflorescences.
Preparing for winter paniculate hydrangea
An important issue for beginners and experienced gardeners remains, Do I need to cover the hydrangea paniculata for the winter? Despite the ability of the planted varieties to easily transfer the winter, it is still better to cover the shrub.
Use of covering material is not necessary. Such actions are resorted to only in the case of the landing of a young seedling in the fall. Rooted shrubs do not need this process. Shelter subject only to the root system.
Carry out the shelter in the following ways:
- Take advantage of rotted manure. Spread it around the shrub with a small layer.
- You can use peat or fallen leaves. But then the covering layer will need at least 15-20 cm.
- If you are afraid for the cold resistance of the branches, build a frame around the bushes that will hold the snow on itself and thereby create a kind of greenhouse for hydrangea.
Additional actions in the preparation of the bush for the winter is not required. It is only important to carry out timely pruning and shelter, without waiting for severe frosts.
As for the breeding of the hydrangea paniculata, here they distinguish the method of grafting.
The cut parts of the branches should be placed in the water for three days, and then a stalk with at least 3 internodes should be made of them. The lower cut of the cutting is treated with a growth stimulator and planted at home in pots to a depth of 2/3.
It is better to grow cuttings in ordinary indoor pots until next spring. In the warm period, you can safely plant grown bushes on the summer cottage.
What is your name?
Bobo is a dwarf variety of hydrangea. The size of the bush - about 70 cm in height and about 50 cm in diameter. White flowers are collected in large shirokokonichesky inflorescences. Throughout the season, they change color from greenish, turning white to pale pink. The leaves are dark green. The most abundant flowering of bobo hydrangea paniculata is from July to September.
The variety is winter hardy, but young plants need to shelter the roots with a mulch layer. In the middle lane hydrangea Bobo winters without shelter. In the northern areas for the winter must be sheltered.
Hortense Bobo (see photo in the review) is well suited for decorating flower beds and borders. Apply it for gardening small gardens and gardens. Container-grown hydrangea adorns the terraces and balconies.
How to prepare hydrangea for planting?
You can plant hydrangea in spring and autumn. In cold climates, it is best to plant in the spring, for the summer the saplings will root well and will endure the harsh conditions of the first winter. For spring planting of rhizomes, shorten and trim annual shoots, leave 3-4 pairs of buds.
First you need to decide on the landing site. Hortense Bobo prefers a slightly acidic and moist soil. It is advisable to allocate for planting a place in the penumbra. This variety does not tolerate direct sunlight. In this case, like in many types of hydrangea, the inflorescences become small and lose their color.
How to step transplant?
The root system of this variety is shallow, but branched. Planting bushes at a distance of one meter from each other. To get one big and lush bush, for planting it is better to take 3-4-year-old seedlings. Planting Hydrangea Bobo:
- Dig a hole with a diameter and depth of at least 30 cm.
- To make mineral and organic fertilizers.
- Pour sand mixed with peat.
- Straighten the roots of the seedling and gently sprinkle with earth. The root neck of the seedling is not buried.
- The bush is good to water.
- When water is absorbed, mulch with 6-8 cm of sawdust or peat.
How to care for a plant after planting?
Caring for hydrangea paniculata bobo is pretty simple. Nevertheless, there are a few rules that must be followed in order for the bush to grow healthy and please with its flowers.
Hydrangeas need regular watering. It is better to use rain or settled water for this purpose. The main thing that the water was not lime. Since its presence can simply destroy the hydrangea. Watering in dry weather 2 times a week, at the rate of 30-50 liters per bush.
After watering the soil should be loosened. To maintain the humidity under the bush, 2-3 times a year, mulch the soil with sawdust, pine needles or leaf humus. When mulching with peat, it is necessary to reduce watering.
In early June, the plant should be fertilized with a solution of slurry and mineral fertilizer. For this purpose, a mixture of superphosphate with ammonium and potassium nitrate is suitable. This feeding will improve flowering and allow you to lay healthy buds for next year.
During the formation of buds, the plant must be fed with a mixture of superphosphate and sulfur potassium. In August-September, the bush should be prepared for wintering - put 15-20 kg of compost or rotted manure under it. Hydrangea twigs treat Bordeaux liquid. In October, to pile up the plants to a height of 30 cm. In November, bend the branches of a bush to the ground and cover with spruce branches.
What is necessary for the formation of a beautiful bush?
Hortense Bobo, whose care includes pruning, in the first year forms many shoots. And if you do not regularly cut the plant, the bushes will not only look running, but the quality of flowering will deteriorate over time.
Cut the hydrangea in the spring, when the buds swell. Leave a few strong stalks, cut the rest. Young shoots pruned to 4 buds. So they will better wintering. A few stronger shoots should be left to replace stems that have already faded.
When pruning the main thing - do not miss the time so that the plant has enough time for the development of new growth.
Diseases and can they be avoided?
As stated by the breeders in the description of Bobo hydrangea, this variety is not subject to any serious diseases. Pests, spider mites and aphids can also be called "random visitors."
Chlorosis You can determine by yellowing leaves and small inflorescences. The cause of this disease is a surplus of lime in the soil. To avoid this, it is necessary to feed Bobo hydrangea with iron salts and mineral fertilizers.
Mumuddy dew covers the plant with white bloom - and the leaves, and buds, and stems. The disease destroys the bush, the leaves are deformed and dry up, the stalks stop growing and wither. The countering method is to remove the infected parts and process them with fungicides.
Pests Bobo hydrangeas - slugs, spider mites and aphids. Slugs can be fought with special drugs. Against spider mite well helps "Fitoverm". 3-4 treatments with this drug will help get rid of the pest. 200 g of garlic and 50 g of laundry soap per 10 liters of water will help to cope with the invasion of aphids.
Hortense Bobo fully meets the description: blooms in early June and pleases with its delicate inflorescences all summer. Bushes planted in various places, grow with different colors - white, slightly greenish, pale pink. For the third year, the plant blooms with lush buds, it does not shrink.
Hortense Bobo (description and photo confirm this) is perfect for refining the site and the garden. It gives them a truly decorative look. This variety is good for single plantings, and it is perfectly packaged with other plants.
By means of a hairstyle it is possible to give any volumes and forms. Creating flower arrangements you need to take into account that during the summer Bobo hydrangea gradually changes its color. In a small garden one lush bush - the sight is just fantastic. The whole beauty of this flower is revealed.
- Experienced growers note that the color of hydrangeas depends on the presence of aluminum sulfate in the soil. On sale there are drugs that help her change color.
- In the autumn it is better to transplant plants with a strong root system. This will allow hydrangeas to take root and get stronger before the start of frost. Weak plants are taken longer, a cold winter can not survive.
- As soon as the inflorescences of hydrangea weaken and shrink in size, they need a rejuvenating haircut. The bush is cut "under the stump", that is, the stems 15-20 cm long from the ground are left. The plant perfectly tolerates such manipulation. It grows very quickly and blooms magnificently again.
Not for nothing hydrangea called the queen of the garden. This title went to the beauty because of its lush and long flowering. The Bobo variety is winter-hardy and practically free from disease. This plant today won the hearts of gardeners for its beauty and unpretentiousness.
During flowering shrub is similar to white lace because of the large number of inflorescences of leaves is almost invisible. Those who decide to start a bobo hydrangea in their gardens, the description of which we presented in this review, will be pleased with abundant and long flowering.
Description of hydrangea paniculata bobo and photo
Hydrangea paniculata "Bobo" - a flowering deciduous shrub. Its bushes are small in size. This dwarf variety does not exceed a height of 70 cm, and the diameter of the bush is rarely more than 60 cm. It is characterized by a uniform growth and with time acquires a spherical shape. Growth rate - no more than 10 cm per year.
The shrub has very hard straight shoots of red-brown color. They easily hold the weight of numerous inflorescences. Hydrangea Bobo during flowering retains a compact form and does not disintegrate. The leaves of the plant have a dark green color and an oval shape with a serrated edge.
The hydrangea paniculata bobo blooms from late June to late September. Small white flowers are collected in large pyramidal inflorescences. By the end of the season, the flowers become soft pink. Inflorescences are formed at the ends of the shoots of the current year.
The variety is considered to be frost resistant and can withstand winter temperatures up to -25ºС. However, only adult bushes older than 3 years of age have good winter hardiness. The older the flower, the less it will be damaged by frost. It is recommended to cover young plants for the winter in order to preserve shoots as much as possible.
Conditions for growing hydrangeas in the garden
The grade "Bobo" is quite undemanding to growing conditions. But to achieve good growth and regular flowering is possible only by observing the simple rules for choosing a landing site for hydrangea paniculata Bobo. Important for the plant is:
Best of all, the plant develops in partial shade. In a sunny place it will also grow, but its leaves and inflorescences may suffer from sunburn. Therefore, planted hydrangea protected from sunlight.
Like any other variety of panicle hydrangea, Bobo loves moisture. Drying the soil usually leads to the death of the plant. But stagnant water in the ground is also undesirable. It is better to plant the plant in wet places without stagnant water.
This variety is grown on acidic, slightly acidic and neutral soils. Alkaline primers for hydrangea Bobo are not suitable, since they quickly die on them.
This dwarf variety can be used in the design of gardens and parks.. It is universal, it is used in single and group plantings, in the alleys, for borders and terraces. Due to its small size, these compact bushes look very nice even in small flower beds. Often they are planted in garden vases and containers, which for the winter are brought into closed spaces.
Selection of seeds and planting
Seed propagation is mainly used to create new varieties of hydrangea. At home, it is used to produce a large number of young bushes, in order to make it green in the garden or garden plots.
To grow Bobo hydrangea bushes with good varietal characteristics, you need to buy quality seeds. They must be fresh. Seeds stored for over a year, lose their germination. Therefore, purchase planting material should be only in trusted companies.
It is not advisable to use seeds collected from adult flowering plants. They may not retain the varietal traits of the mother plant.
The seeds of hydrangea paniculata Bobo are sown in late winter or early spring in containers with moistened peat-sand substrate. The container is covered with a film and put in a warm place. The temperature for germinating seeds should not fall below 20ºС.
In the process of growing seedlings dive twice. The first time a pick is carried out in a new container when a second seedbed leaf appears. The second picking is carried out in the middle of May in separate pots.
Planted hydrangea paniculata "Bobo" in the open ground when the seedlings reach 2-3 years of age. For each plant, they plant a planting hole with a diameter of at least 60 and a depth of at least 40 cm. The roots of the plant are filled with a nutrient substrate consisting of the following ingredients in equal parts:
Caring for Hydrangea Bobo
When caring for paniculate hydrangea "Bobo" are important:
Paniculine hydrangea Bobo - moisture-loving plant. In the hot summer season it is watered at least 2 times a week. Do not allow the soil to dry out under a bush, as this may lead to its death. Spraying plants can be carried out only in warm weather and before the appearance of the first buds.
Learn more about planting and caring for hydrangea in the garden here.
Variety of hydrangea paniculata - Phantom
Top dressing is an indispensable part of caring for a bobo hydrangea. Without it, there will be no annual abundant flowering. Feed the bush during the entire period of growth and flowering. From the beginning of the growing season until the formation of the first buds, the plant is fed with organic nitrogen fertilizers. Of these, the mullein solution is particularly popular.
After the beginning of budding, they transfer to top dressing with potash and phosphate fertilizers. Most often used specialized fertilizers for blooming hydrangeas and azaleas. But you can use the popular superphosphate.
Mandatory procedure in the care of paniculate hydrangea Bobo is pruning it. It is divided into the forming spring and sanitary autumn.
In the spring, before the start of sap flow, all dry and damaged shoots are cut out, as well as the branches growing inside the bush and thickening the crown. Large and strong shoots pruned, giving the bush a spherical shape.
Very old bushes can be rejuvenated by cutting out all the old branches and leaving only 4-5 of the strongest and youngest. They are shortened, leaving 2-3 buds.
Features of winter care
In addition to trimming winter care is to shelter a bush from frost. Despite its winter hardiness, hydrangea "Bobo" can be damaged by prolonged cold. Particularly affected are young plants up to 3 years of age.
Young specimens of panicle hydrangea Bobo recommend sheltering from frost. It is better to completely fill the small bushes of the “Bobo” variety with fallen leaves or spruce leaves. Above the plant is covered with a film to protect against waterlogging in the winter.
Adult bushes do not need shelter. Кроме обрезки зимний уход заключается в периодическом удалении снега с веток во время снегопадов.
Гортензия бобо метельчатая – описание
Гортензия бобо — сравнительно молодой вид. Родиной этого вида является Бельгия. Широкую известность она получила, завоевав награду престижной выставки Florall, в 2011м году в Генте. Главные качества гортензии — это ее неприхотливость и морозостойкость. Этим и полюбилась садоводам, как любителям, так и профессионалам. Compact view complements the list of qualities of this flower. You might think that the flowers are in a vase, but this is their natural look. Flowering lasts all summer from July to September. Hue inflorescences collected in lush cones, can vary from a pleasant pistachio to pale pink.
Site preparation and soil
For abundant and beautiful flowering place to plant is better to choose where there is no strong sunlight or it will be scattered. Also, seedlings need to be protected from strong drafts. The soil for hydrangea bobo should be slightly acidic. Then she will not allow the plant to hurt and give everything you need for good growth. If there is soil with insufficient acidity on your site, then this can be corrected by adding brown peat, ground with needles or sawdust.
Lime, chalk, ash and other "deoxidizers" for this plant are very harmful.
How and when to plant?
The best time for planting hydrangea - autumn, then the shrub will be able to take root before the frosts come. In the northern areas it is better to plant in the spring.
Before planting, seedlings are prepared, pruned root tips and shorten shoots to 2-5 buds. On a permanent place in the open ground grown up seedlings are planted at the age of 4-5 years.
The distance between seedlings is better to choose 0.7-1 m. For the pit there will be enough depth of 30-45 cm, with a drainage layer at the bottom. A few years later, the shrub is thinned if necessary, so that the distance is about 2.5 m. This is considered the best location.
Watering and feeding
Caring for hydrangea is not complicated, it is not capricious and therefore does not require watering every day. It is enough to water it once a week. When watering, you can add fermented infusion of cow manure. But at the same time, the plant does not tolerate compaction of the soil and therefore it is necessary to loosen at least once every three months. It is useful to mulch with peat and a compost layer of 5 cm.
At the initial stage of the growing season, it is desirable to apply green fertilizer (for example, from young nettle) diluted in a proportion of 1 l to a bucket of water. And in the period of budding under the bush they make a complex of mineral fertilizers. You can repeat feeding in 2 weeks.
Hydrangea does not tolerate neutralizing fertilizers. Therefore, it is impossible to feed with chalk, lime or dolomite flour.
If you want to get a beautiful plant of the correct form, you need to prune correctly and on time. To do this, in early March of each year, all shoots must be shortened to 3-5 buds. Remove any damaged, dry or diseased branches. And in order to rejuvenate the plant, you can cut to the state of hemp 6-7 centimeters long.
How to care for hydrangea in autumn, winter
The plant easily tolerates winter and moderate frost, if properly and in time to prepare. In the fall, you need to feed mineral fertilizers, and in September, reduce the number of waterings. When the first cold comes, it is necessary to tear off the lower leaves, and with the first frost - almost all the leaves. Leave only the top to protect the flower buds.
The first 1-2 years can cover the root system foliage or peat. Also, an earthing up to a height of 10 cm is held in the fall. You can wrap the plant with paper or cover with a cardboard box.
Protection against diseases and pests
The main cause of weakening and soreness of the plant remains unfavorable conditions and inadequate care for it.
The first negative factor is the sun or lack of water. If the sun temperature crosses the border at 30 degrees, hydrangea buds begin to fade. We must remember that this species loves partial shade and does not tolerate direct sunlight. When the heat watering should be done more often, about a day.
Improper soil and improper feeding can also cause hydrangea to wilt or dry. The soil must remain weak acid and in no case alkaline. At the beginning of the season, nitrogenous fertilizers are used, in the middle of summer - potash-phosphate fertilizers, and in the fall - phosphate fertilizers.
Treatment of chemicals for prophylaxis helps with ticks, fungus and chlorosis. This is the most proven method. It is applied in the spring before the growing season and the processing of blue vitriol (100 g per bucket of water) so that the sulfuric acid copper does not burn the leaves. But it perfectly disinfects the ground under a bush.
Also used a mixture of lime and copper sulfate - Bordeaux liquid, it prevents the appearance of fungi. There are many alternative variants of the Bardos fluid: Oxyg, Topaz, Phytosporin Spark and many other more modern drugs. As a rule, modern drugs are less harmful to the soil and the environment than older counterparts.
Use in landscape design
Hydrangea bobo is a very popular novelty. Duration of flowering and compact form is simply created for use in narrow flower beds. Great for terraces and borders. Its neat inflorescences will decorate any parks, household plots, house beds along the paths. Often can be seen in the flowerpots and on the balconies in containers, if it is not possible to land in open ground.
One of the most stunted shrubs of this genus is the hydrangea paniculata Bobo. Its height reaches only 70 centimeters maximum and 50 minimum.
This sample is the most popular among prominent gardeners and amateurs. He was bred by Belgian breeders. In 2011, this variety received an award at a prestigious exhibition in Belgium, and was named the best new paniculate variety.
Hydrangea Paniculata Bobo Care
Flowering begins in June, and lasts until September inclusive. Inflorescences have a large, broadly conical white color. During the beginning of flowering, the flowers have a greenish tint, which becomes white by the middle of the cycle, and at the end acquires a pink tint.
Bobo variety is characterized by the fact that the color of the inflorescence, during flowering, you can change a little on your own.
All that is needed for this is to add a little iron or aluminum when transferring to the ground. In this case, for 1 kg of soil, you need to add 20 grams of fertilizer. The leaves of this variety are dark green, possessing an egg-shaped form.
Hydrangea paniculata bobo landing
Growing conditions for this bush, as well as for other types of hydrangea, should be optimally matched. She does not like constant sunlight and open windy areas. But, it gets on very well in shady, slightly sunny sunny places. Planting Hydrangea paniculata Bobo is best in a slightly acidic soil. It does not require daily watering, so stop doing it all once a week. In addition, the plant does not tolerate compaction in the soil, which means it will need to be loosened at least once every three months. It is useful to add mulch consisting of compost or peat. If there are thin shoots on Bobo, then with abundant flowering it is best to tie them up in order to avoid branch fractures. At the same time, the branches themselves in early spring are required to be cut by 2/3. In spite of the fact that the paniculata tolerates the winter well, with poor shelter, young shoots in frost can frost up.
Hortensia paniculata bobo diseases and pests
Sometimes this variety is subject to diseases. Most often, powdery mildew and chlorosis are found among them. The number of pests includes a mite (spider web), a bug and a green aphid.
Bobo in the design of the garden looks great on a variety of areas, as the most open, and those that need a little cover. It is planted as curb ornaments, as well as in front gardens and flower beds. If it is not possible to land it on the plot, then a low-growing garden beauty can move to the apartment and will grow beautifully on the balconies in containers.
Very often in various garden compositions can be found hydrangea. Tree shrub is popular with many gardeners.
One of the newest and most promising varieties is considered panicle hydrangea bobo.
Panicle Hydrangea Bobo was bred in the 21st century by breeders from Belgium. And in such a short period of time, this shrub has gained immense popularity among gardeners all over the world.
The plant grows only up to 70 centimeters in height, and the width of its crown is 50 centimeters. The leaves of such a shrub small, oval-shaped and dark green.
Flowering lasts almost all summer (from July to September). The flowers themselves are white, collected in cone-shaped inflorescences. Also in nature you can find such a hydrangea with pale pink or light lemon flowers.
In order to get a more unusual shade of colors, iron is added to the soil mixture during the planting of the shrub or aluminum sulphate. Using at the same time 20 grams of substance per 1 kilogram of land.
Boten's hydrangea can grow not only in the open field, but also in pots. It can be a wonderful decoration of a balcony or terrace.
Frost resistance of this little shrub allows it to easily transfer winters in central Russia and in other localities with a temperate climate.
Bobo hydrangea can be grown not only in the open field, but also in pots
- miniature appearance allows you to grow shrubs in pots as a houseplant,
- bright and abundant inflorescences will be the decoration of any garden, moreover, if you wish, you can independently change their shade,
- hydrangea bobo well endures the winter cold,
- resistant to an extensive list of diseases.
- the variety is quite capricious for the care and quality of the soil,
- the root system does not tolerate drought and lack of oxygen,
- superficial arrangement of roots makes them vulnerable to external factors.
Flowering hydrangea paniculata bobo (dwarf):
Hydrangea paniculata Bobo was bred with all the wishes of modern gardeners and requires to itself though careful, but simple care. That is why even a beginner grower can cope with its cultivation.
The main danger that can destroy the shrub, is the superficial occurrence of the roots. If handled carelessly, they can be easily damaged and thus harm the plant.
Features for the care of hydrangea paniculata bobo
Pancake hydrangea Bobo loves moisture, and it depends on this indicator what the flowering will be.
The soil around the plant should be watered regularly, to avoid drying out. Experienced gardeners recommend adding a few drops of potassium permanganate to the water.
Immediately after watering soil is loosened and mulched with foliage or sawdust.
Top dressing of hydrangea is carried out in 4 stages: