Bluebird Lacecap Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird'

Spectacular lace-cap bloom has a ring of sea-blue sterile florets surrounding a large cluster of rich blue fertile flowers. Blooms in early summer on old wood. Flowers will attain best blue tint in acid soils. Attractive reddish fall foliage. Makes a wonderful accent or border shrub. Great in containers. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Requires regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationhye-DRAYN-jee-uh sair-AY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer
Design IdeasThis is a truly blue Hydrangea when grown in acidic soils. Perfect for cool-colored garden schemes featuring purple, pink, white, and a large range of greens. Gorgeous as an accent amidst lighter greens or when planted in a mass for a big impact in large spaces. Big enough to provide reliable foundation planting along walls, fences or as partitions and screens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsRequires regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.

Provide humus-rich, consistently moist, well drained soil. Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer. Apply mulch to keep root zone cool and moist during hot summer months. Prune in summer after flowering. Blooms on old wood. Prune out only weak or winter-damaged stems in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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