mid-green leaves and an abundance of pink full-rounded flower heads
aka big leaf hydrangea
- deciduous shrub
- large mid-green leaves
- pale pink mophead flowers
- flowers summer to autumn
sun to part shade
Notes: This hydrangea is a personal favourite with some fond memories. I purchased it as a small flowering cutting from an honesty box plant sale on a walk in Suffolk. It was labelled ‘apple blossom’ but I can find no reference to such a variety -still I keep the name because it suits. When I left London I took a cutting from the original plant – it is a fast grower and will soon need yet another bigger pot when I move it to My Japanesque Garden.
Pruning Advice: To promote fresh, new, vigorous growth on established plants, cut back hard in early spring. Prune out from one-third to one-quarter of last year’s growth to the base each year to encourage the plant to produce new shoots.