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Hydrangea macrophylla

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Wantirna
C4
Size: 20cm
Available: 3
$/Unit (EX GST): $13.65 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $15.02 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Hydrangea macrophylla Big Leaf Hydrangea, Mophead, French Hydrangea, Lacecap,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Clumping, Rounded

Description:
A classic cottage garden plant with a rounded, deciduous habit, thick green leaves and large mop-head flowers. A popular hydrangea with plenty of cultivars. Flower colour can be changed depending on soil type - blue flowers in acid soils, pink or red in alkaline soils. White flowering hydrangeas will remain white. Use in garden beds and containers. Great also as a cut flower. Grows approx 1.5m tall x 1m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mites, Powdery Mildew, Scale, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Prefers moist, well-drained soil and requires shelter from drying winds. Prune by cutting back just to the first pair of buds beneath the old flower in spring. These hydrangeas flower on the previous season's wood. Feed annually in June with a compete slow release fertiliser.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Hydrangeaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue, Pink, Purple, White, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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