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Hydrangea heteromalla

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  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hydrangea heteromalla. This species will grow to a height of about 3m. It is a deciduous shrub producing many stems from ground level to form a loose rounded shrub. The leaves are broadly lanceolate or narrowly ovate; they are also pointed and toothed along the edges. The flowers are clusters of tiny fertile flowers which are surrounded by larger showy infertile, white or pink flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

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.

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  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hydrangea heteromalla | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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

Watch out for powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus and aphids, scale insects and red spider mites.

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