Every season, the Magical® 'Coral Blue' hydrangea shrubs are pure eye-catchers in your border, or in planters on patio or decking. This particular variety is really hardy and can take a lot of heat, wind, rain and cold. You will receive an already large plant.
Delivery height 30-40 cm in a large nursery pot Ø 14 cm.
|Latin name:||Hydrangea macrophylla 'Coral Blue'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||100 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||70 - 90 cm|
Make sure the root ball of the hydrangea macrophylla Magical® ‘Coral’ is well-moistened by soaking in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Prepare a suitable hole in good, loose soil and plant the hydrangea root ball at the correct depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting.
Hydrangea also grows well in large planters. Make sure that there are holes in the base to allow for adequate drainage.
Hydrangea macrophylla Magical® 'Coral' will thrive best in fairly moist, humus rich soil. Improve your garden soil with a mix of well-rotted manure.
A spot in the (part) shade will suffice. Full sun is fine, but beware of the soil drying out too quickly. Moist soil in a pot is also fine, but excess water must be able to drain off. Too wet feet and your hydrangea will die.
Water Hydrangea macrophylla Magical® 'Coral' regularly in periods of drought as it does not like to be dry. For more profuse flowering, feed monthly with fertiliser for flowering plants, between March and July. Mulch with well-rotted manure in early spring.
The Magical® 'Coral' hydrangea blooms on year old wood so if you prune in the spring, there will be no flowers that summer. Only prune if your hydrangea gets too big. To rejuvenate it, cut back by 1/3rd and it will be stimulated to form new branches. There will then be less flowers for a year but it will flower normally in year two.
Cut out dead twigs entirely. Carefully remove overblown flowers in winter (late February - early March) taking care not to damage the new dormant buds.
There are two type of flower heads in the hydrangea variety macrophylla:
- Spherical-shaped (mophead) flower heads composed mainly of male sterile florets
- Flat spreading (lace cap) flower heads with male flowers around the edges and female flowers in the centre
Magical® 'Coral' hydrangeas will look remarkable in bouquets too!