Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'
- 2 litre pot
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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A summer flowering deciduous shrub, that bears large, rounded clusters of white flowers that have a greenish tinge when they first appear. It is invaluable for adding late colour to the summer garden and when planted en-masse, it can be used to make an interesting, informal hedge or screen. Contact with the foliage may aggrevate skin allergies.
- Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.