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Commonly known as Hortensia
- Mature Size
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Broadly ovate leaves to 20cm (8in) long
Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Shelter from cold winds
Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
May cause skin allergy or irritant Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Burncoose speciality See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
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
Suitable for small gardens
Serrate see photos above
Ovate see photos above
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.
RHS group 4
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
- Hydrangeas for everyone!
- Quick tour of hydrangea stocked - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Pruning Hydrangeas - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Hydrangeas, keeping them blue - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Drying Flower Heads
- Drying hydrangea flower heads - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Popular Mopheads & Lacecaps
- Hydrangeas and other plants
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