It has been very hot and my Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea receives a lot of sun, resulting in brown leaves. Should I move it to the shade?

It has been very hot and my Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea receives a lot of sun, resulting in brown leaves. Should I move it to the shade?

You are right, it probably is too much sun and heat and that’s why the flowers are turning brown.

If you have a spot with morning sun and shade mid-day through afternoon, the hydrangea would be happier. It would be best to wait until early fall to move it if possible. Uprooting a plant in the heat of summer will just send it into shock and perhaps kill the plant. Until it’s safe to move it, give the hydrangea a deep soaking every 2-3 days. Also, mulch around the base to conserve moisture.

Thanks for writing!

Amy

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