Hydrangea macrophylla growing shrub of the genus Hydrangea, is also known as All Summer Beauty hydrangea or Bigleaf hydrangea. Hydrangea macrophylla perennial deciduous plant but in in warm climate grow as evergreen and used as ornamental plant, Can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.
Leaves big 10-18 cm the color of the leaves is green sometimes it become white in the edge.
Hydrangea macrophylla flowers
Flowers grow in inflorescence, two circles, bigger flowers in the outer circle, and in the inner circle smaller flower and less showy. The flower color depend on the soil, in acid soil the flower blue, alkaline soil pink, red or purple, neutral soil white
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Requirements for Hydrangea macrophylla growing and care:
No special conditions
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it easy to do so
Difficulties or problems when growing:
The circle of the flower is most of the year so when needed to be pruned it’s injure the future bloom, not recommend to plant next to the hydrangea plants from Fabaceae family
Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, cercospora
When is the best time to prune a Hydrangea macrophylla shrub?
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Cut the dead flower
Size of the plant?
1.5-2.5 m, 5-8 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (not in the flower season)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Flowers grow in inflorescence of flower-head, two circles, bigger flowers in the outer circle, and in the inner circle smaller flower and less showy. The flower color depend on the soil, in acid soil the flower blue, alkaline soil pink, red or purple, neutral soil white