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  • mophead hydrangea
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ruby Tuesday' (Magical Four Seasons) (PBR)

mophead hydrangea

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5 litre pot £34.99
5 litre pot £34.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Flowering for several months from midsummer, this easy and undemanding shrub puts on a dazzling display with it's large, colour-changing flower heads. The display kicks off in midsummer, when domed clusters of pink flowers start opening from bud. Then as the seasons change from summer to autumn, the colour of each bloom intensifies and matures to a deep claret-purple. Only recently introduced, but already picking up the awards, this is a spectacular addition to the garden.

  • Garden care: Leave the old flower heads in place through the winter. As the new shoots start to emerge in spring cut back a third to a quarter of the previous seasons flowering stems to the base and cut back the remaining flower heads to the first pair of buds.