Merritt's Beauty Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merritt's Beauty'

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04195
Superb shrub for accent, specimen or border use in semi-shaded areas; desired for the splendid, abundant, showy flower clusters. Handsome foliage on boldly branched, mounded form. Blooms on old wood. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationhye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 4 to 6 ft. high, equal width.
Bloom TimeEarly summer
Design IdeasThis all-purpose Hydrangea is perfect under windows or as foundation planting on sheltered exposures. A great single specimen or dense hedge, it is large enough to produce a bold flower display but still compact and controlled. Rich dark green foliage is perfect background for light-colored dwarf, variegated and flowering shrubs plus cheerful flowers and precise edging plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
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 a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before spring growth. Blooms on old wood. Prune to shape after flowering to encourage new growth for next year's flowers.

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