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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’

Lace cap hydrangea

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPale blue, pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’ (Lace cap hydrangea). Dense, rounded, pale blue or pink flower heads appear in mid summer to late summer with light green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

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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