10 - 15cm Hydrangea macrophylla DOLCE (R) FRANCE | 9cm Pot
A reliable, abundant flowering Hydrangea with unique foliage and flowers
If you are looking for a shrub that offers fine spring colour, then this variety of Hydrangea is perfect for you. The leaves will at first be of a deep purple shade, which will help introduce some rich colour into your planting scheme.
As summer approaches, the leaves will then develop a fitting green tint. The flowers are equally as beautiful, comprising of blush white sepals with contrasting purple borders. These will be able to flower on new year's stems, meaning you can enjoy the most abundant display.
Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower, based in the heart of England. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
All of our shrubs are very easy to grow (unless specified). Below, we address some common queries surrounding your shrub's care:
Position: Most shrubs tolerate full sun or partial shade. We advise that you apply mulch when planting, as this will help retain moisture in the soil.
Soil Types: It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve a plant's roots of oxygen, risking plant death.
Hardiness: This species will remain hardy throughout most parts of the UK.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
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|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Deciduous|
|Flower Colour||Pink, Purple|
|Flowering Month||June, July, August|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||9cm Pot|
|Shop By Category||Hydrangea|