Mop-head hydrangea. Great garden plant especially in a cooler or shadier spot. This variety has large white flowers tinged pink and is considerd the best white in the Hortensia hydrangea group. Fully hardy. H: 1.2m
A fine example of the classic 'mop-headed' hydrangeas, raised in 1870 and noted for nearly black stems and cream flowers that fade to rose pink. Best in dappled shade and reasonably moist conditions. Fully hardy. H: about 1.2m
Vigorous deciduous shrub with glossy leaves and large panicles of creamy sterile flowers and pinkish fertile flowers in late summer; best in moist soil and partial shade. Cut back in early spring. H: 2-3m
Much improved form of paniculate hydrangea, producing very large panicles of pure-white flowers from mid-summer to early autumn on strong and upright stems. Produces a succession of long-lived flower heads. Easy to grow, prefering cool and lightly shaded conditions. Fully hardy. Height: 3m and spread: 2m, depending on pruning regime.
Very attractive late flowering deciduous shrub. Large greeny- white flower panicles in late summer-autumn, later changing to pink. Prune old wood hard early in the season to grow a more comapct plant, or leave alone to establish a larger specimen. Prefers partial shade. Hardy. H:90cm to 1.5m depending on pruning regime.
Hardy shrub for cooler and/or moister part of the garden. Creamy-white flower panicles age to shades of pink by late summer. Prune hard in early spring to encourage new growth. Fully hardy. H: 2m if unpruned.
Oak-leaved hydrangea. Mound forming and deciduous. Deeply lobed green leaves turning purple in autumn. Tall white panicles of flowers occur mid-summer-autumn. Hardy. H:1m W:1.5m. Sun or shade. Moist soil.
Medium-sized shrub, ideal for a cool and lighty shaded spot, preferably on reasonably moist soil. Very pretty lace-cap flower-heads with blue central fertile florets surrounded by white sterile 'honey guides' aging in late summer to pink and red. Fully hardy. H:1m+
Robust shrub or small, slow growing evergreen tree. Dense, dark purple stems, deep green leaves with creamy margins. Bright red berries in autumn. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun for best colour but actually grows very in the shade as well. Fully hardy. H:2-6m
Deep yellow single flowers fading to cream flowering upright, deciduous shrub. Bright green leaves turning yellowish in the Autumn. Flowers are c. 6cm wide in April-May. Very eye catching. Hardy. Full sun. H:2m
Compact, dwarf shrub,, with grey-green leaves and spikes of fragrant white flowers in summer.. Prune lightly in early spring, no harder than 4 inches. Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy. H:30cm