Common hydrangea, Bigleaf hydrangea, French hydrangea, Penny mac, Lacecap hydrangea
H. macrophylla – H. macrophylla is a rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and flattened clusters of small, pink sterile flowers surrounded by larger, blue or pink fertile flowers.
Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.
Blue, Pink in Summer; Pink, Blue in Autumn
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Capsid bug , Glasshouse red spider mite , Hydrangea scale
Generally Disease Free
WHERE TO GROW
Hydrangea macrophylla (Common hydrangea) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.
City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers
Plant in moist, but well-drained, soil in sun or partial shade.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West