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botanical name:
Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird'
Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Hydrangea serrata 'Aigaku', Hydrangea serrata 'Acuminata', Hydrangea serrata var. acuminata, Hydrangea macrophylla ssp.serrata 'Bluebird'
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Attractive, sturdy, small shrub with leaves which are often purple-tinged and turn red in autumn. Lacecap flowers of pale blue on acidic conditions, or pink on alkaline soil, produced late in the season.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, reasonably fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From cuttings, taken in summer.

other notes:
Old Japanese cultivar.
RHS AGM

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