Hydrangea macrophylla Altona

 

Hydrangea macrophylla Altona. A rounded deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and mop head flowers of rich pink to purple-blue from mid to late summer. Makes an attractive border specimen Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1.5m. Flowers July to August.

 

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site away from cold drying winds. Shade, Hardy thrives in costal areas.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.