Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Variegata’

(Hydrangea, Variegated Bigleaf)


$27.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Variegata’ is part of the lacecap group (flattened flower clusters consisting primarily of small fertile florets, with a few scattered, showy, sterile ones often forming a marginal ring). It is a deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 3-4′ tall. Features clusters of pink or blue florets in large, flattened corymbs (4-6″ wide) which bloom in June for up to 2 months. Large, serrate, obovate to elliptic, lustrous, medium green foliage with nicely variegated white edges.

Description

Best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown in consistently moist soils. Soil pH affects the flower color (blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slightly acidic to alkaline soils). Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make the flowers pinker. Begin soil treatments well in advance of flowering, as in late autumn or early spring. Plants generally need little pruning. If needed, prune immediately after flowering by cutting back flowering stems to a pair of healthy buds. Prune out weak or winter-damaged stems in late winter/early spring. Best to mulch plants year-round with 3″ of shredded bark, peat or compost. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 6.

Additional information

Common Name

Hydrangea, Variegated Bigleaf

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to 5 ft.

Width

to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

Blue/ pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Green/White

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Yellow

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