Fertilization of Phantom Hydrangea

Asked March 15, 2020, 12:30 PM EDT

I have read several different articles. Could you suggest what fertilizer to use and when?

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Most garden plants don't need fertilizer routinely, if at all. If you have noticed signs of deficiency, and the soil conditions are correct (acidic for hydrangeas, and well-draining), then any brand formulated for acid-loving plants or a general slow-release, well-balanced (similar numbers among the top three nutrients) product should be fine.

Here's some more detailed information on best-practices for fertilizing trees and shrubs: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/fertilizing-trees-and-shrubs.