Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey ('Smnhalr') (PBR)

2 litre pot £22.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey ('Smnhalr') (PBR) sevenbark: Impressively large flowers on relatively compact plants

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The large domed flowerheads emerge a fresh lime green in midsummer but gradually fade to white as the season progresses. Their cool colouring provides a good contrast to richer purples and plums, but they will also add a bit of depth to more monochrome schemes. An easy to grow deciduous shrub that offers a lot of bang for the buck, and the flowers last for ages and are great for cutting and can be used in both fresh or dried arrangements.

  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.

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