How to Plant a Potted Pinky Winky Hydrangea

Overview

Hydrangea are native to Asia, and North and South America. There are about 75 different species of hydrangea that grow as either vines or shrubs. The Pinky Winky hydrangea has conical-shaped pink and white flowers and grows as a shrub. They reach heights of 8 feet with a spread of 8 feet. Pinky Winky hydrangeas grow well in USDA Zone 3 to 9, according to Proven Winners Plants.

Step 1

Dig a hole as deep as the pot that the hydrangea is in planted in, and two to three times as wide.

Step 2

Remove the Pinky Winky hydrangea from the pot and loosen the soil holding the plant's roots.

Step 3

Place the plant into the hole, making sure that the root ball touches the bottom of the hole, and backfill the hole with soil.

Step 4

Water the Pinky Winky hydrangea until the soil is moist and place pine mulch on top of the soil around the base.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Pine mulch

References

  • Universtiy of Illinios: Hydrangeas
  • Nature Hills: Pinky Winky Hydrangea
  • Proven Winners: Pinky Winky Hardy Hydrangea
  • All About Hydrangeas: Planting and Transplanting Hydrangeas
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About this Author

Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.