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Types of hydrangeas – The complete guide

Types of hydrangeas – The complete guide

Hydrangeas are a favoured flower among gardeners and florists alike, distinguished by their round flower heads and beautifully coloured blooms. Most people do not realize that there are five main types of hydrangeas. While most people think of these blue, purple, and pink flowers, the majority of hydrangea blooms are actually white. The leaves on the plants can vary from big leaves to oak leaves all of which display beautifully bright colours throughout the fall. In order to figure out…

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The best hydrangeas for shade

The best hydrangeas for shade

Hydrangeas are a great shrub for any garden, offering dozens of varieties with all manner of leaves, growth sizes, and colors. Where do you start though, if you have a heavily shaded yard or garden? Can hydrangeas grow in shade? Absolutely. In fact, many of the most common varieties like mophead and lacecap are perfect for shaded regions or shaded environments. Which varieties of Hydrangea grow in shade? Hydrangea aspera Climbing hydrangea Mophead hydrangea Lacecap hydrangea Hydrangea Aspera Rough-leaved hydrangeas,…

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limelight hydrangea, lime green, cream to pink! Growing Tips, advice & More

limelight hydrangea, lime green, cream to pink! Growing Tips, advice & More

Hydrangea Limelight (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight) Limelight Hydrangea is one of beauty with is large conical shaped flowers that can be up to 30cm (12″) long that start out a pleasant lime green before turning creamy-white then pink as they mature. This stunning deciduous shrub grows to around 6ft (180cm) tall by around 5ft (150cm) wide with mature old plants that are not pruned getting slightly larger. So where to plant Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ It is best suited in well-drained but fertile soil in…

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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, a simply spectacular flowering shrub

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, a simply spectacular flowering shrub

Vanilla Strawberry (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’) – a real show stopper and award winner Hydrangea ‘Strawberry Vanilla’ was introduced from France and has got to be one of the most eye-catching hydrangeas in recent years. Being named “top plant” by the American Nursery and Landscape Association it easy to see why! This easy to grow hydrangea will grow well in south facing positions which can sometimes be less forgiving for some shrubs and yet still seems to thrive in sunny positions…

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Hydrangea macrophylla (mop head hydrangeas & Lacecaps)

Hydrangea macrophylla (mop head hydrangeas & Lacecaps)

Hydrangea macrophylla Hydrangea macrophylla which are also known as bigleaf Hydrangeas, mop head Hydrangeas and also include the lacecap hydrangeas varieties. There are many cultivars of macrophylla hydrangeas include Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Selma’, Lemon Zest, Penny Mac, Forever Pink to name a few and many many more. Hydragea macrophylla are well known for there very large flowers and spectacular displays and the ability of the flowers to change colour to pink or blue all though there are some which are white such as Hydrangea…

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Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) Growing Advice and Tips

Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) Growing Advice and Tips

Climbing Hydrangea quick facts Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea Genus: Hydrangea Species: Anomala Variety: Petiolaris Will grow well in shaded, semi-shade and even sun The flower on old wood so pruning to hard or late Spring will reduce flowering Will grow in fertile moist but well-drained soil They reach 1500cm (50ft) tall They are early flowering from June to August Ideal for cover walls and fences Produce Lacey white flowers They don’t need pruning except to control the size if needed…

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