Commonly known as Hortensia

All 2 year old plants. Hydrangeas flower pink or red on an alkaline (lime) soil. They flower blue or purple on an acid (peaty) soil. White varieties remain constant especially in semi-shade. All Flower JUL-OCT.

Colour-changing mopheads and lacecaps in shades of pink, white and blue from early summer to late autumn and delicate skeletons of flower through the winter.

Cones of white from paniculata and bronze and purple foliage from quercifolia.

Genus of 80 or more species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and climbers. They originate from woodland in eastern Asia and North and South America.

The larger, showier flowers on flat, domed or conical flower heads are sterile, the smaller, fertile flowers are usually found in the centre. The climbers are suitable for a shady wall or fence and mature specimens provide shelter for insects.

Paniculata species attract insects as they have fertile flowers amongst the sterile ones.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced by Sir Joseph Banks from a Chinese garden. Originally named H. hortensis which gave rise to the old name 'Hortensia' . Now H. macrophylla (common hydrangea) is divided into 2 groups, Lacecaps and Hortensias(mopheads). Acid soils with a pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flowers; those above, pink. Neutral soils can be influenced by blueing compound. White flowers are not affected by pH value.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, vine weevils, scale insects, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), Hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia, North and South America.
  • Burncoose Specialities
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus -rich
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy

Buy Varieties of HYDRANGEA

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Veerle'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Veerle'


begins flowering in May and continues till September. Pink or blue lacecap depending on the soil with the colour intensifying to deep purple as the flower ages. Excellent autumn colour

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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Yae-No-Amacha'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Yae-No-Amacha'


The name means 'Double Sweet Pea'. The sterile florets are double and a delicate pinkish-white

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