Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jswobe Small, but hardy plant
I planted this small hydrangea approximately six weeks ago. It's a quart, so it's not very large. It seemed to ship well, and arrived looking healthy, green and ready to plant. I left it in the pot for a few days just because I did not have a chance to plant it, and the leaves began to brown and wilt. However, as soon as I planted it and watered it well it came back quite green and strong. I have terrible soil made mostly of clay. Despite this fact, this hydrangea is doing well and living up to its "hardy" name.
Like I said, I've had it planted for almost two months, and it still has not bloomed. I'm waiting for the blue blooms to appear...
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveVA Arrived in great condition and survived a late frost
I pulled up some very old (50+ year) azaleas to plant hydrangea. I went with these big leaf hydrangea as they can tolerate the strong sun in that particularly garden bed and because my wife likes blue flowers. I also went with the 4.5in qt as opposed to the gallon to save money and because I am not in a hurry.
The hydrangea were packaged very well and arrived within a few days. It was early April and they had budded already. Maybe a week or two out of dormancy. See pictures I attached of the packaging, the top of the pots were covered with cardboard to limit dirt spillage.
I planted them according to instruction. We had a frost two weeks later that severely damaged one, moderately damaged two others and did affect the fourth that much. I was worried but they all recovered. Only two will likely bloom this year. For what its worth, my large and established hydrangea received a lot of frost damage as well. We had two more bad frosts and I covered the new small hydrangea with big pots overnight which prevented anymore damage.
It is now mid-May and they have all recovered and grown! In the photos you can see some of the damage. The tallest hydrangea is the one that had the least frost damage. Once a month I feed them with the MiracleGro fertilizer for acid-loving plants. The soil needs the right PH for a blue bloom.
May 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gearz A Very Durable Bush
The bush came in a box that was packed so the bush was not damaged but it did have some brown leaves. My wife planted it the day after we received it plus she always adds fertilizer and waters her plants every day which is very important. We have several Hydrangea bushes on our property and always have good luck with them. This bush comes back every year and they always sprout beautiful flowers. This bush will get up to three feet wide and tall.
May 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GardenGirl Still small, but looks very healthy.
Will write a new one in the Spring to see if it survives a Northeast winter!
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by weld387 Let's Dance Blue Jangles
My plant arrived boxed to travel. No damage during travels. Looked healthy and ready to go in the ground. Comes with planting and care instructions. I chose an area in my yard where it will get part sun/part shade. Supposed to grow 2 to 3 feet wide. I allowed enough room for growth. Looking forward to those big blue blooms. It's a compact plant that blooms blue in acidic soil and pink in alkaline soil.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lori827 Beauiful Hydrangea
When I got the plant it was very small, but it has grown about a foot in two weeks. I have always wanted an Hydrangea in my yard, so we cleared a space to put it . It is a vigorous grower. The Proven Winner brand is the best plant company. The shipping was very good, not an oz of dirt spilled. Very good boxes and packaged good. I love the bush and it is a lovely color.
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great Very Pleased with Hydrangea
I am very pleased with this purchase. The plants were healthy and green on arrival. The packaging kept them upright, snug and undamaged. All of the hydrangea plants are doing well. There was no die off of any of the plants or parts of the plants. I am surprised to have some blossoms this first year. I would order plants from Home Depot again.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Silverwolf Arrived healthy and ready to plant
I was impressed by the speed of delivery and condition of plants shipped across the nation. They are in the ground and thriving after only a week.
September 16, 2014