Hydrangea Macrophylla Pink

£23.99£29.95

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Description

One of the more compact hydrangeas, the Macrophylla is still packs a punch; it’s large round ‘mophead’ flowers providing a dazzling display of summer colour.


Whether in one of our great pots on your patio or deck, or as a centrepiece in your summer beds, these are firm favourites of British gardens.


Deciduous, they’ll die back in winter, but their glossy ‘toothed’ leaves return in spring and long-lasting flowers more than earn their keep through the summer.


Always in high demand, they make a great gift too!


Available in a number of colours, the tone and shade can be affected by the kind of soil they’re planted in. Hydrangeas give their best pink flowers when grown in soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Therefore, if you want to make sure that your hydrangeas flowers stay pink (and don’t turn mauve or blue), you will need to make sure that the soils pH does not slip below 6. The easiest way to do this (if necessary) is to apply an annual sprinkling of lime.


When planting, we advise using plenty of well-rotted manure or compost and using ‘root grow’ to help them establish. They don’t like to dry out so be sure to keep them well watered during drier months and remove faded flower heads in spring once the frosts are over.


 


Sold in a grower’s pot


Mature Height: 1.5-2.5m (5-10 years)


Mature Spread: 1.5-2.5m


Flower Colour: Pink


Flowering Time: Summer


Foliage: No


Fragrant: Light


Growth Rate: Medium-fast


Hardiness: Hardy in most positions


Position: Full sun / Partial shade


Soil Moisture: Moist but well-drained, Well drained


Soil PH: Acid, alkaline, neutral


Soil Type: Clay, loam, sand


 


Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different. Any decorative pots shown in images are not included but we have a great selection to buy online and in store.