Pink Shira™ Mophead Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 60 Inches
Large summer flowers emerge green then turn pink. Good for cutting. Compact growth. Soil pH will affect flower color.
Container, mixed border, specimen, cut flower or privacy screen.
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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