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Commonly known as Hortensia
DeciduousBroadly ovate, coarsely toothed, glossy, dark green leaves to 20cm (8in) long
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightVigorous, rounded shrub producing large flowerheads. Flowers have toothed sepals
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
Partial shadeBest in light shade
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Additional FeaturesBurncoose specialitySee Burncoose Speciality group for more detailsPests & DiseasesRed spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), Hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.Place of originJapan. Garden origin. Germany. 1931. H. Schadendorf
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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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