Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Europa’
Bred by H. Schadendorff, Germany, in 1931.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Europa’ is a vigorous, strong growing shrub. More suitable as a hedging plant or a back-of-border plant than a pot plant.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 160mm across. The highly serrated sepals give the flowers a very attractive appearance. Suitable for use in dried flower arrangements.
Colour in neutral soil: Deep pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: Mauve-blue
Ray florets: 4 sepals, heavily serrated, tightly packed, overlapping. 45m diam.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Large (to 2m)
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 150mm l x 110mm w.