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Flower

Foliage

Form

Plant Name

Hydrangea macrophylla

Common Name

Common hydrangea

Soil

Sand, deep soil on Chalk, Peaty

Sun Aspect

Full Sun or Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Deciduous Shrub

Height x Spread in feet (cms)

6 x 8 (180 x 240)

Foliage

Glossy Dark Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Blue (on soils with PH less than 5.5 i.e very acidic) or Pink (on soils above PH of 5.5) in July-August

Comment

Rounded form. Pruning Group 4. Excellent as specimen plants or as group plantings in a border or in containers. Provide shelter from drying winds.

"Hydrangea macrophylla is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft).

It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees." from Plants for a Future.

"Mopheads (Hydrangea macrophylla) are the most popular hydrangeas grown in home gardens and landscapes. Most mopheads grown today are blue or pink. A few varieties are white.

They provide the details on the following:-

  • • Where and How to Planting Hydrangeas
  • • How to Fertilize Hydrangeas Hydrangeas
  • • Reasons Hydrangeas Don't Bloom
  • Pruning
  • • Choosing the Best Hydrangeas for Your Area.
  • • Propagating Hydrangeas
  • • Protecting Hydrangeas in Winter
  • • Changing the Color of Hydrangea Blooms
  • • Drying Hydrangeas Naturally
  • • Drying Hydrangeas with Silica Gel

 

Hydrangeas for American Gardens by Michael A. Dirr

Amazingly, this is the first book on the culture of hydrangeas to be written by a contemporary American author (2004). University of Georgia horticulture professor, Michael Dirr, is passionate about hydrangeas and writes in an engaging, personal manner. Dr. Dirr includes material from this site (www.hydrangeshydrangeas.com) on drying hydrangeas.

Gardeners will appreciate his clear description of the different species of hydrangeas - from the popular "mopheads" and native Oakleaf hydrangeas to those hydrangeas rarely grown in a home garden.

He provides illustrated lists and descriptions of varieties and cultivars one can use in the landscape. Chapters on care and culture, propagation, pests and diseases, drying, and breeding will be of interest to the home gardener as well as the horticultural community. The book contains 197 color photos.

A companion CD of Hydrangea photographs is also available. Hydrangeas for American Gardens

" from Mophead Hydrangeas.

 

Cultivars are available from Ashwood Nurseries in the UK with
135 varieties via Plant Lust in America and
Treetop Nursery (Being primarily a wholesale nursery Treetop Nursery is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month 9am to 4pm or by prior arrangement.) in Australia.
Following cultivars available from Vibrant Earth in New Zealand:-

  • 'Fireworks'
  • 'Harlequin'
  • 'Immaculata'
  • 'Libelle'
  • 'Nightingale'
  • 'Pia'
  • 'Raspberry Crush'
  • 'Red Start'
  • 'Renate Steiniger' and
  • 'Tosca'

 

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SHRUB - DECIDUOUS GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
(o)Autumn Colour
(o)4 Season Colour

FORM
Mat-forming
Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
Clump-forming
(o)Upright
Climbing
(o)Arching

SHAPE
Columnar
Oval
(o)Rounded
Flattened
Narrow Conical
Broad Conical
Egg-shaped
Broad Ovoid
Narrow Vase-shape
Fan-shape
Broad Fan-shape
Narrow Weeping
Broad Weeping

FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Fruit

FLOWER BED PICTURES
Garden

Blue,
White,
Yellow,
Green for Orange and Other Colours with
Red and Pink in one page (shown in the Colour Wheel as Red, Purple and Pink)
Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in this DECIDUOUS SHRUB Gallery

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Deciduous Shrub Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-2 feet

Green=2-6 feet

Red = 6+ feet

Deciduous Shrub Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Deciduous Shrub named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Deciduous Shrub Description Page details where that Deciduous Shrub is available from.

 

Deciduous Shrub Name

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in feet (cms) (cms)

Foliage Colour

A

Abelia
schumannii
...
...
Abutilon
suntense

Rose-Purple and
White
...
...
White to dark
Violet-Blue

July, August,
September
...
...
June, July
...

5 x 6
(150 x 180)
...
...
12 x 8
(360 x 240)

Bronze juvenile foliage. Dark Green in Summer.
Red, Orange in Autumn and Winter.
Grey-Green
...

Acer palmatum
'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum
'Burgundy Lace'
Acer palmatum
'Chitoseyama'
Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'

Purple-Red
...
Purple-Red
...
Purple-Red
...
Bronze-Red
...
...

August
...
August
...
August
...
April
...
...

15 x 15
(450 x 450)
12 x 15
(360 x 450)
6 x 10
(180 x 300)
3 x 5
(90 x 150)
...

Red-Purple to Red
in Autumn.
Red-Purple
...
Crimson-Green to Purple-Red in Autumn.
Bronze-Red in Spring, Purple in Summer, Red, Orange and Yellow in Autumn.

Amelanchier
lamarckii
...
...

White
...
...
...

March, April
...
...
...

30 x 40
(900 x 1200)
...
...

Rounded leaves unfold Bronze, then mature Dark Green and followed by rich Red-Orange in the Autumn.

B

Berberis
thunbergii
atropurpurea
Berberis
thunbergii
atropurpurea
'Dart's Red Lady'

Berberis
thunbergii atropurpurea
'Erecta'
Berberis
thunbergii
atropurpurea
'Atropurpurea Nana'
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

Pale Yellow
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...

April
...
...
April
...
...
...
April
...
...
...
April
...
...
...
...
April
...
...

2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...
2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...
...
5 x 5
(150 x 150)
...
...
2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...
...
...
2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...

Red-Purple turns Red in the Autumn.
...
Red-Purple turns Bright
Orange- Red in Autumn.
...
...
Light Green.
...
...
...
Red-Purple
...
...
...
...
Red-Purple flecked with
White. Juvenile foliage has no variegation.

Betula nana
...
...
Buddleja davidii
...
...

Yellow-Brown
Male
Catkins
Lilac to Purple
...
...

April
...
...
July, August,
September, October

2 x 4
(60 x 120)
...
15 x 15
(450 x 450)
...

Mid-Green in Spring
and Summer, Yellow or Red in Autumn.
Grey-Green
...
...

C

Chamaecytisus purpureus
incarnatus

Pale Pink to
Deep Lilac
...

June
...
...

1.5 x 2
(45 x 60)
...

Mid Green
...
...

Chaenomeles
japonica
Chaenomeles x superba

Orange to
Red
White, Pink or
Crimson

April, May
...
April, May,
June, July

3 x 6
(90 x 180)
5 x 6
(150 x 180)

Mid Green
...
Mid Green
...

Corokia
cotoneaster

Fragrant Yellow
...

June
...

8 x 8
(240 x 240)

Dark Green
...

Cotoneaster horizontalis
...

Pinkish-White
...
...

May, June
...
...

1.5 x 5
(45 x 150)
...

Glossy Dark Green in
Spring and Summer, Orange in Autumn

Cytisus
battandieri

...
Cytisus beanii
...
Cytisus 'Lena'
...
...
Cytisus
scoparius
andreanus

...

Pineapple-
scented
Yellow
Rich Yellow
...
Dark Yellow with
outside being
Bright Red
Bright Yellow
with Red
splashed on
outside

July, August
...
...
April, May
...
May, June
...
...
May
...
...
...

15 x 15
(450 x 450)
...
2 x 3
(60 x 90)
4 x 5
(120 x 150)
...
5 x 5
(150 x 150)
...
...

Silvery-Grey
...
...
Mid Green
...
Mid Green
...
...
Mid Green
...
...
...

D

Deutzia scabra
'Pride of Rochester'

White tinged with
Pink

June, July
...

10 x 6
(300 x 180)

Dark Green
...

E

 

 

 

 

 

F

Forsythia
...
Fuchsia
'Abbey Farges'
...
...
Fuchsia 'Flash'
...
...
...
Fuchsia
'General Monk'
...
...
Fuchsia
'Lady Thumb'
...
...

Yellow
...
Light Cerise
...
...
...
Light Magenta
...
...
...
Cerise
...
...
...
Red-Crimson
...
...
...

April
...
June, July,
August,
September, October
June, July,
August,
September, October
June, July,
August,
September, October
June, July,
August,
September, October

7 x 6
(210 x 180)
1.5 x 1.5
(45 x 45)
...
...
2.5 x 2.5
(75 x 75)
...
...
2 x 2
(60 x 60)
...
...
1 x 1
(30 x 30)
...
...

Light Green
...
Light Green
...
...
...
Light Green
...
...
...
Medium to Dark Green
...
...
...
Green
...
...
...

G

Genista lydia
...
Genista pilosa
...

Bright Yellow
...
Bright Yellow
...

May, June
...
June, July
...

2 x 3
(60 x 90)
1.3 x 3
(39 x 90)

Blue-Green
...
Dark Green
...

H

Hamamelis mollis
...

Fragrant
Golden-Yellow

February,
March

12 x 12
(360 x 360)

Mid-Green turns
yellow in autumn

Hydrangea
macrophylla
...
...
...
Hydrangea villosa
...

Blue (on soils with pH less than 5.5 - very acidic) or Pink (on soils above pH 5.5)
Blue-Purple
...

July, August
...
...
...
...
August
...

6x 8
(180 x 240)
...
...
...
8 x 8
(240 x 240)

Dark Green
...
...
...
...
Dark Green
...

I

 

 

 

 

 

J

Jasminum
nudiflorum

...

Bright Yellow before the foliage appears

January,
February, March, April

10 x 10
(300 x 300)
...

Dark Green
...
...

K

Kerria japonica
...

Golden-Yellow
...

April, May
...

6 x 8
(180 x 24)

Bright Green
...

L

Leycesteria
formosa

White with
Red Bracts

July, August,
September

6 x 6
(180 x 180)

Dark Green
...

Lonicera caerulea
...
Lonicera xylosteum
...

Yellowish-
White
Creamy-
White

April, May
...
June, July
...

6 x 6
(180 x 180)
10 x 10
(300 x 300)

Green
...
Grey-Green
...

M, N, O

 

 

 

 

 

P

Paeonia delavayi
...
Paeonia lutea
...
Paeonia
'Souvenir de
Maxine Cornu'
...
Paeonia
suffruticosa
...
...
...
Paeonia
suffruticosa
'Red Tree'

Dark Red
...
Vivid Yellow
...
Fragrant Golden Yellow with Reddish-Orange
margins
Fragrant White,
Pink, Red
or Purple with Maroon marks at the bases
Rich Dark Red
...
...

June
...
June
...
June
...
...
...
June
...
...
...
...
June
...
...

6 x 4
(180 x 120)
5 x 5
(150 x 150)
6 x 5
(180 x 150)
...
...
7 x 7
(210 x 210)
...
...
...
7 x 7
(210 x 210)
...

Dark Green
...
Dark Green
...
Mid Green
...
...
...
Dark Green
...
...
...
...
Light Green
...
...

Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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