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Commonly known as Hortensia
DeciduousBroadly ovate leaves to 20cm (8in) long
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightFlowerheads to 20cm (8in) across. Florets have lilac tints which change to lime green. Central flowers open from pink buds to blue on acid soil, remaining pink on neutral soil.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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)
Full sunShelter from cold winds
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Additional FeaturesBurncoose specialitySee Burncoose Speciality group for more detailsGood to knowImported by Charles Maries for Veitch in the 1880sPests & DiseasesRed spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.Place of originJapan
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Pruning groupPruning group 3Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.
Toxic - Category CMay cause skin allergy(People & Pets) Maybe harmful to pets if eaten
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