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botanical name:
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blauling'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blauling' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Beautiful mauve-blue flowers with blue central florets. Bluer on acid soils. Good dark green foliage that turns red in autumn.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, reasonably fertile, humus-rich soil. Sun or part shade, preferably with shelter from cold, drying winds. May become chlorotic on very shallow chalky soil. Performs well in seaside locations.
The flower colour is influenced by the soil pH.

usage:
Can be grown in large containers.

other notes:
Bred in Switzerland.

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