Hydrangea macrophylla 'Little Pink'
- available to order from autumn
- 2 litre pot
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Perfect for pots, smaller gardens or front of border positions, this is one of the most compact hydrangeas, but what it lacks in stature, it makes up for in flower-power! Popular staples in the summer garden, they produce flattened domes of pink flowers (if grown in soils with a neutral to alkaline pH) over several months from midsummer.
- Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.