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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Bluebird'

Commonly known as Hortensia

Reddish-purple flowers on clay soils and sea-blue in acidic soils
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Blue
    Sea blue on acidic soils
  • Red
    Reddish-purple on clay
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact. Flattened flowerheads 5-10cm (2-4in) across. Leaves turn red in autumn.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Bluebird'

 
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We recommend the use of Hydrangea blueing agent for all blue varieties. Due to the difficulties of growing blue Hydrangeas in pots, the first flush of flowers may flower pink. Please see below our article on Hydrangea care for full information.

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. 'Acuminata'. Blooms over a very long period.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Korea, Japan
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Hydrangeas
  • Flower Shape
    Lacecap
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 3
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs that flower in the Summer or Autumn on previous year's growth, or deciduous shrubs that flower in late Winter-Spring on previous year's growth.
    Pruning: Trim off old flowers to the first bud beneath flower head. Cut back 1/3 of the oldest stems to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually

    RHS group 4
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
    (People & Pets) Maybe harmful to pets if eaten
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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