Hydrangea Magical Four Season 'Revolution Blue' 10 Litre : Part of the stunning four season range, what make these plants so special is the fact that they change colour during the flowering season, details of the colour changes this variety experiences can be seen below. This hydrangea is a pefect choice for either a plant in a pot on the patio or planted in the ground. The flowers it produces are strong and compact, the colours develop beautifully. Great care is taken when we select our stock, ensuring you are receiving the very best quality goods, each variety has its own special properties, so there is a magical variety for everyone. Assuming the it is happy in your garden the colours of the flowers will change during the flowering season, it will transform itself from a Hydrangea with bright colours into a plant with a magnificent autumn tones.
What to expect: This will depend on the time of the year your purchase is made. If the purchase is made after the end of April the plant will arrive with an actual plant size of 45-50, and 12/14 buds or flower heads, big established plants, picture taken June.
Soil: Any free draining damp soil.
Planting Position: Best planted in full sun through to light shade.
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for pot or ground
Eventual height and spread: Up to 1.5 metres x 1.5 metres
Growth speed: Slow
Growth Habit: Bushy, compact
Flowering period: Late April/Early May through to Early to mid Autumn ( weather dependent )
Pruning: Like most Hydrangea plants should be pruned early spring after the frosts and should be cut back to the first pair of good strong buds.Apart from this the plant requires very little maintinence.
Foliage: Large dark green leaves. Flowers begin Blue, then Lilac/green then green with a hint of blue before finishing the season green/purple.
Evergreen: No deciduous
Hardiness: -10. Strong plants able to cope well with sun, rain and frost.
Your hydrangea will require little maintenance and is a great choice for novice gardeners. Before planting prepare your hole with some organic fertiliser and add some food preferably containing fish blood and bones. It is best planted in early spring after the frosts. If planted in summer daily watering will be required until the plant becomes established. Feed with a balanced fertiliser during spring and early summer, however this does depend on the quality of the soil, if it is good and rich this may not be required. Do not feed after mid summer as this may cause a spurt in growth and may affect the size of next years flowers. A good indication of lack of food is if the new flowers are smaller. Do not remove old flower heads until spring as they are there to protect the plant during the winter. This plant will need no special requirements during 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.