Gardens Landscaping

Hybrid hydrangeas

Your summer garden is in for a treat with three stunning new hydrangea hybrids in full bloom.

  1. Magical Revolution (Hydrangea macrophylla magical) is a must-have. This compact, bushy, deciduous shrub bears clusters of flowers that change color over time, offering a magical daily experience with a rainbow of hues. Ideal for semi-shade or full sun, it thrives in moist, well-drained soil, making it suitable for containers, beds, and borders. It’s disease-resistant but watch out for red spider mite and scale.

  2. Endless Summer (Hydrangea macrophylla) lives up to its name. This special cultivar blooms on both old and new wood, ensuring a year-round flower display. It thrives in semi-shade, tolerates full sun with consistently moist soil, and suits hedging and cut-flowers due to its resilience against pests and diseases.

  3. Oakleaf (Hydrangea quercifolia), a medium-sized bush, boasts large, cone-shaped clusters of stunning blooms, up to 30cm long. Cream-white flowers mature into pink hues and last through mid-winter, complemented by burgundy foliage. It prefers dappled shade and adapts well to drier climates. Maintain fertile, moist soil and watch for mildew.
Hydrangea macrophylla

Hydrangea pruning tips:

  • There are two main groups of hydrangea pruning requirements; consult your garden center assistant to identify your type.

  • Group 1 plants (old wood) bloom on last year’s growth and require pruning in late summer.

  • Group 2 plants (new wood) bloom on fresh growth and should be pruned in early spring after the frost.

  • Pruning branches as leaves emerge in spring encourages multiple smaller flower heads rather than fewer, larger clusters.
Hydrangea quercifolia

Toxic alert: Most hydrangeas are toxic to dogs, cats, and horses if ingested.

Feeding tip: Hydrangeas are heavy feeders! Use slow-release fertiliser every six weeks.

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Hydrangea macrophylla


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