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Commonly known as Hortensia
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.
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Height - 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
Spread - 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft)
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)
Full sun - requires a sheltered site
Additional Features - Good to know - - flowers on new stems so can be pruned in late winter. Pruning results in larger flowerheads, Can be kept to about 1m (3ft) by hard pruning in late winter.
Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, capsid bugs, hydrangea virus, leaf spot, honey fungus
Place of origin - garden origin. Belgium. J. van Huylenbroeck
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
- Hydrangeas for everyone!
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