The Hydrangea or Hortensia as it is occasionally called is native to all of eastern and southern Asia and the Americas. The large flowerheads make an impressive display with their stunning bright powder blue with a white centre rounded blooms which appear in early summer and can last right through to late summer.
The stunning large rounded flowerheads are displayed nicely against the shiny green leaves. The acidity of the soil can affect the colour of the macrophyllas family of Hydrangea, a high acidic content can change the blue to a paler lilac colour and a higher alkaline mixture can change the colour to pink.
This dramatic and impressive looking large shrub is deciduous but this does not detract from the impact this plant can make in a garden during the summer when planted in full sun and a sheltered spot. To keep the bold and impressive Blue colour of this Mophead variety aluminium must be present in the soil if adding aluminium do apply with caution to avoid burning or damaging the root systems. To lower the ph level allowing the aluminium to do its work adding grass clippings, coffee grounds or vegetable and fruit peelings to the area around the plant is the favoured organic, method. Hydrangeas can also be grown in large planters or pots making controlling the colour a little easier. This impressive shrub can grow to 150cm.
We always sell our Hydrangeas in pots which minimises root disturbance and makes the timing of planting far less of an issue as there is no season with pot plants. Should you have further queries about planting this impressive plant then don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can run through the options with you.