This unusual new variety of Hydrangea aspera has striking bright golden yellow new foliage surrounded by an eye catching orange border, as Summer progresses the colour gradually softens to lime green, around the same time as the elegant lacecap flowers begin to appear – pink/lavender blue and surrounded by a delicate circle of white florets. By Autumn the flowers have passed their best and the foliage changes again to hues of yellow and burnt orange before the leaves fall. A really useful shrub for bringing colour to the garden in beds and borders, in containers or as a colourful informal hedge or screen.
Hydrangea aspera Goldrush is best grown in partial shade to avoid leaf scorch, they prefer a rich moisture retaining soil that doesnt dry out too much in Summer, thinnner and lighter soils would benefit from a good amount of organic matter being well mixed in the hole at planting time and these glorious shrubs enjoy a good mulch being applied during Spring to get the best from them, this is especially the case for younger plants. Prune the old flower heads off in spring, reducing the plants back to a strong bud and removing any weak or crossing stems. We recommend adding Rootgrow when planting all Hydrangeas to give them the best start.
How to grow Hydrangea aspera Goldrush
Position: Partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves drop from the plant in Autumn and fresh new ones emerge in Spring.
Soil and site: Any good soil that retains moisture in Summer, Hydrangeas dont like to be dry.
Flowering time: July to September
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 200cm high x 150cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune and mulch in Spring.
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