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botanical name:
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mirai'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mirai' ┬ę Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.30m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
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
Large green leaves, bronze tinted when young. Mophead flowers with white petals edged coral-red.

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; acid soil, with a pH of less than 5.5, will generally produce blue flowers. A pH above this tends to produce pink flowers, or in some cases neutral soils result in off-white flowerheads.

other notes:
Hovaria® series, from Japan, introduced to Europe by Koos and Wilko Hofstede, Huissen, Holland
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