non flowering hydrangea

United States
August 1, 2007 8:00am CST
I have a hydrangea that just wont flower. It was planted probably 8 - 10 years ago and has never flowered. I was thinking maybe the ground is not acidic enough, but I guess the acidity / alkalinity just determines the colors of flowers. I'm stumped... any help out there????
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Have you tested the soil? Is the ground fertile?Hydrangeas don't flower until the fall so it's a bit early right now . I saw a program once about a fruit tree that wouldn't bear fruit for many years ,so the owner had a horticulturist come to take a look at it.Nature always seems to provide living things with the instinct of survival .What the horticulturist did was to take a sledge hammer and slammed the tree numerous times.This seemed to alert the trees instinct to survive by bearing it's fruit. I know that this seems outrageous,but what have you got to lose?