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Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety) (Common hydrangea (any variety))

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
2m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety)

Other names

Common hydrangea (any variety)

Genus

Hydrangea Hydrangea

Variety or Cultivar

H. macrophylla (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hydrangea macrophylla (Hydrangea), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

H. macrophylla (any variety) are rounded deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and flattened or rounded clusters of pink, blue, violet, or white flowers in summer.


Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

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

Flower

Violet, White, Blue, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring

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 or 4.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety) (Common hydrangea (any variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Will perform best with afternoon shade. Flowers may scorch in full sun. Do not allow to dry out.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety)

Other names

Common hydrangea (any variety)

Genus

Hydrangea Hydrangea

Variety or Cultivar

H. macrophylla (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hydrangea macrophylla (Hydrangea), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

H. macrophylla (any variety) are rounded deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and flattened or rounded clusters of pink, blue, violet, or white flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Violet, White, Blue, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Glasshouse red spider mite , Hydrangea scale

Diseases

Generally Disease Free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 4.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety) (Common hydrangea (any variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Will perform best with afternoon shade. Flowers may scorch in full sun. Do not allow to dry out.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety) (Common hydrangea (any variety))

Common pest name

assam thrips; castor thrips; chilli thrips; yellow tea thrips

Scientific pest name

Scirtothrips dorsalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU listed pest for citrus but highly polyphagous and intercepted on a number of hosts. EU legislation should be updated to reflect wider host list.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Hydrangea macrophylla (any variety) (Common hydrangea (any variety))

Common pest name

Rice leaf nematode; Strawberry crimp disease nematode; White tip nematode; White tip nematode of rice

Scientific pest name

Aphelenchoides besseyi

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Damaging nematode affecting rice crops and strawberry production in warmer climates; could potentially present a threat to strawberry production and ornamental production in protected environments. But modern production practices seem to reduce likelihood of impacts. Pest is also regulated at EU level; which reduces likelihood of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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