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Hydrangea heteromalla ‘Bretschneideri’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height4m to 5.5m
  • Spread3m to 4m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen-white, deep pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hydrangea heteromalla ‘Bretschneideri’. In mid summer to late summer, there are small, green-white flowers which ages to deep pink. Dark green, narrow leaves are borne.

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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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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