Large heads of rich-pink flowers appear from July to August above coarsely toothed, dark green leaves. This compact, hortensia hydrangea is perfect for where border space is limited. Best in partial shade, on neutral soils a 'blueing compound' may be applied every 7-14 days to produce blue flowers.
To enhance flowering prune in spring, cut back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds below each flower-head. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the old shoots to the base of the plant.
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Height after 10 years 100-120cm
- Full sun or partial shade
- Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Average rate of growth
- Flowers July and August
- Fully hardy