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Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 565616



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Hydrangea
Species: Hydrangea macrophylla
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Deciduous
  • Shrub
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • Summer
Flowering End edit
  • Autumn / Fall
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Light
  • Green - Medium
  • Green - Dark
  • Variegated
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Centre Piece
  • Cottage Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
  • Woodland Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Acidic / Peaty
  • Clay / Heavy
  • Loamy / Medium
Soil pH edit
  • 5.5 - 5.9 (Medium acidic)
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Slug / Snail Resistant
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
  • Stem Cutting
  • Layering - Simple
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
kkluv155 (414)
Jewell (5504)
  purpleinopp (8118)
aythya-camellia (860)
Philip Nulty (153)
Frank (2697)
  Linda_au (82)


Gardens Containing This Plant
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 cheryljm's Garden
 Linda_au's Garden
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 Cayuga Morning's Garden
Philip Nulty's Garden
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Jewell (5504) wrote on Jul 09 2009
Have seen beautiful blooming plants in full shade in the warmer parts of the country (Northern California). The warmer, hotter or more intense the sun the more shade and watering it will require to fair well. Tends not to flower in colder climates unless heavily protected. Likes rich soil, and acidity of the soil determines the flower color; more acid more blue the flower color.

Plants are easily ground layered for production of new plants.

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