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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Hydrangea genus. This genus includes about 80 species of deciduous shrubs or evergreen root climbers. The flower heads will usually consists of masses of small inconspicuous fertile flowers. They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer sun or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well drained soil. They will require more shade in dry areas. All parts of the hydrangea may cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Asia, N & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their mainly domed or flattened flower heads which are good for drying. Suitable for coastal conditions.Grown for their mainly domed or flattened flower heads which are good for drying. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer sun or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well-drained soil. They will require more shade in dry areas; provide shelter from cold, drying winds. Some hydrangeas become chloritic in shallow chalk soil.

Propagation

Propogate by softwood cuttings in summer or seeds in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Foliage may aggravate skin. Leaf spot, aphids, vine weevil and powdery mildew.

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