Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Setsuka-yae’

synonyms: H. m. ‘Domotoi’, H. m. ‘Taika-yae’

Introduced from Japan by Domoto-san of Domoto Nursery, Northern California, in 1960.

H. macro Setsuka-yae AA

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Setsuka-yae’ is a moderately growing shrub with irregular corymbs.  The colour of the flowerheads, if grown in acidic soil, is very attractive indeed.

Inflorescence: Lacecap, 210mm diam. The brilliant blue flowers are quite dramatic against a darker background.

Colour in neutral soil:     Pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     Brilliant blue

H. macro Setsuka-yae floret AA

Ray florets: Each with a blue eye, 4 sepals, serrated, overlapping, 70mm diam.


Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).


H. macro 'Harlequin' leaf DD540

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. 190mm l x 110mm w.