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Pink Shira Mophead Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 60 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Pink Shira Mophead Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 60

Features

Large summer flowers emerge green then turn pink. Good for cutting. Compact growth. Soil pH will affect flower color.

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Garden Height: 
36 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
36 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Hardy Temperature: 
-20°F
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Container, mixed border, specimen, cut flower or privacy screen.

Maintenance Notes: 

Plant in well-drained moist soil. Prune right after bloom because it sets bud in the fall on old wood. Needs high moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. Flower color is affected by pH. For blue flowers, the soil must be more acidic and for pink flowers soil must be more alkaline. Protect overwinter in cold climates.

A standout hydrangea noted for its compact growth, strong stems and reliable long-lasting blooms. Flowers emerge green and become infused with red and then transform to shades of rich pink. Acid soils deliver tones of lavender purple. Has been noted to bloom even when other varieties have been damaged by frost.

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