Hydrangea macrophylla white
This lace-cap variety has prettypure white outer flowers with pink or blue buds in the centreandlarge darkgreen leaves. Flowering midsummer well into autumn it has masses of oversized flower heads.
The large flower headscan also be usedfor fresh ordried flower arrangements.
Supplied as a young specimen.
Details Hydrangea macrophylla white
- Blooms: July – September
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown height: 1 m – 1.25 m
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 100 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Macrophylla White
Hydrangeas require a moisture retentive soil that is enriched with organic matter such as peat. Thrives best in partial shade. Choose a sheltered position against a wall or under a tree but avoid hedges.
Protect against severe frost in winter. Do not remove dead flower heads – leave them on through the winter as they help protect the plant from frost. To maintain a specific height they may be pruned immediately after blooming as flower buds are formed on previous season’s growth.
In spring, feed established plants with a fertiliser and apply a thick layer of mulch for protection of the roots. Colour is strongly affected by the level of PH and aluminium in the soil. Fertiliser can be added in spring to enhance the coloration.
In colder regions, flower buds may freeze without protection.