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Unexpected Drawbacks
Of Planting Hydrangeas In Your Garden
From their high-maintenance needs to their challenges in space and transplantation, caring for hydrangeas can be exhausting even for experienced gardeners.
First and foremost, hydrangeas tend to wilt. Their constant need for water makes it hard
to keep them hydrated,
and a persistently wilted
hydrangea is unlikely to thrive.
Hydrangeas also take up a lot of space. They grow tall and bushy very quickly, which can disrupt your garden's layout, making it look unplanned
and haphazard.
Transplanting hydrangeas is also no walk in the park, as their extensive root system makes it challenging to move without causing considerable stress.
Hydrangeas also attract many pests, including aphids and spider mites. These bugs can cause a range of problems from minor leaf discoloration to extensive root damage.
Finally, the color of hydrangea blooms fluctuates depending on several factors, which can be an ongoing headache if you have a meticulous eye for color coordination.