Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii’
Imported from Japan to UK by Charles Maries in 1879.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii’ is a very floriferous upright shrub.
Inflorescence: Lacecap, 210mm diam. Fertile flowers are pink, surrounded by white or pale pink sterile flowers.
Colour in neutral soil: White to palest pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: White to palest blue
Ray florets: 4 or 5 sepals, slightly serrated, overlapping, 65mm diam.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
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. 110mm l x 60mm w.