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Hydrangea involucrata ‘Hortensis’

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.7m
  • Spread1m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hydrangea involucrata ‘Hortensis’. This deciduous, upright shrub produces broad, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves. In late summer to autumn, pink and white, double flowers are carried in clusters.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan

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

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

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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