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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' (Hydrangea 'Zorro')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity
Toxic - Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.
Toxic - Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro'

Other names: Hydrangea 'Zorro', Lacecap hydrangea 'Zorro'

Genus: Hydrangea Hydrangea

Variety or Cultivar: 'Zorro' _ 'Zorro' is a rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate, toothed, veined, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, dark purple-brown stems bearing large, lace-cap heads of flowers, deep blue in acid soil, pink in alkaline conditions.


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' is: Deciduous

Flower: Blue, Pink in Summer; Blue, Pink in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Rounded

Toxicity: Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Capsid bug , Glasshouse red spider mite , Hydrangea scale Capsid bug , Glasshouse red spider mite , Hydrangea scale

Diseases: Generally Disease Free

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 1 in spring. Flowers on current year's growth.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' (Hydrangea 'Zorro') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Will perform best with afternoon shade.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro'

Other names: Hydrangea 'Zorro', Lacecap hydrangea 'Zorro'

Genus: Hydrangea Hydrangea

Variety or Cultivar: 'Zorro' _ 'Zorro' is a rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate, toothed, veined, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, dark purple-brown stems bearing large, lace-cap heads of flowers, deep blue in acid soil, pink in alkaline conditions.


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' is: Deciduous

Flower: Blue, Pink in Summer; Blue, Pink in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Rounded

Toxicity: Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Capsid bug , Glasshouse red spider mite , Hydrangea scale

Diseases: Generally Disease Free

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 1 in spring. Flowers on current year's growth.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' (Hydrangea 'Zorro') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Will perform best with afternoon shade.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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Hydrangea 'Zorro', 1l, Shrub,
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