Hydrangea Macrophylla Dark Angel - A new introduction to the Hydrangea Macrophylla family. Part of the stunning Black Diamond series which showcases its dark foliage. Throughout the year it exhibits exquisite bright red flowering against an attractive dark foliage, an exceptional example of Hortensia. This is a very well branched and rich flowering plant. A perfect gift for all occasions just add a greeting at checkout under "special notes".
What to expect - Your plant will arrive with an actual plant size of 40cm planted in a 5litre/23cm pot with 6 to 8 buds. If purchased mid to late April plants will be showing some colour in the bud. Photo provided is of the plant in full bloom. Please remember these plants are deciduous so depending on the time of year purchased they may not arrive looking like the picture.
Planting position: Full sun through to partial shade.
Soil: Moist but well drained, clay, sand, loam
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for both ground and container
Eventual height and spread: Up to 1.5metres with a 2 metre spread
Growth speed: Slow to medium
Growth habit: Bushy Flowering period: May to September
Pruning: Generally lace cap Hydrangea are hardier than the mophead varieties and should be cut back to the second pair of leaves below the head, once the flowers have died back, it may also be beneficial to prune one or two of the oldest stems right to the base, this will encourage new growth which will be more floriferous
Foliage: Dark green to almost black with bright red flower heads
These Hydrangea are very easy to grow, they tolerate most soils and are equally as happy in sun through to shade. Your plant will appreciate some fertiliser in early spring but do not over do it as this may effect the amount of flowers it produces. They will appreciate being cut back quite hard early spring to promote new growth. This plant has no special requirements over the winter months.
When should I prune back my Hydrangea:
We suggest waiting until Febrary/March when the frosts have gone. The dead flower heads will protect the plant over the winter months. When the frosts have finished cut it back by approximately a quarter and remove any weak or frost damaged shoots to the healthy wood.