Beni Gaku Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata 'Beni Gaku'

Superb, shrub for accent, specimen or border use in semi-shaded areas; desired for the splendid, abundant, showy flower clusters. The delicate pure white lacecap flowers become tinged with reddish pink as they age. Handsome foliage on boldly branched, mounded form. Deciduous.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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LoreThe cultivar 'Beni-gaku' is a long cultivated Japanese cultivar, often depicted in Japanese art.
Average Size at MaturityRapid growth to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Shade Loving
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a slow release fertilizer. Apply mulch to keep the root zone cool and moist during the hot summer months. Prune to shape in mid summer, just after flowering. Cease pruning by late summer to allow next year's flower buds to form. Prune out only the weak or winter-damaged stems in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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