Large Hydrangea Plants. Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Hot Red'. 7.5 Litre: Hot Red is another cultivar of our award winning Hydrangea 'Royalty' Collection. Hot Red is a beautiful compact mophead hydrangea that has a bright vibrant red flower, foliage is dark green. It grows to a compact bushy dense shrub with heights of approximately 1 metre, with a similar spread, it is fully UK hardy, A beautiful, dramatic, hydrangea which will add a splash of colour to your borders or outside space. Suitable for container or planting.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 27cm/7.5 litre pot. Depending on the time of year purchased your plant will arrive looking just like the pictures taken in July.
Planting position: Best planted in a lightly shaded warm spot, never close to a tree. Tree roots are the dominant force and will deprive your hydrangea of the nutrition it needs Suitable for container planting: Yes a great choice
Position: Full sun through to partial shade.
Soil: Happy in all soil types excluding heavy clay
Eventual Height at maturity:
Approximately 100 to 100cm
Flowering Period: Start appearing in May through to late October
Winter Hardy: Yes for the whole UK,
Severe frosts will not be fatal it may damage the buds this will almost certainly result in smaller flowers, whilst this isnt relevant to plants that are going to live in the south it may be advisable to wrap in a winter fleece in the colder parts of the Uk.
Evergreen: No Deciduous
Pruning: Cut your Hydrangea back to a strong pair of buds in early spring after the frosts have cleared, can be cut earlier if you have planted in a pot and can bring it inside to escape the worse of the winter weather.
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.