Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Midoriboshi temari’
Found on Mt. Rokko, near Kobe, Japan
Hydrangea serrata ‘Midoriboshi temari’ is a compact shrub with delicate double florets. Hydrangeas are often considered to be blousy and loud, but this small shrub is refined and delicate. Suitable for pots, containers and small gardens – there’s no excuse for not having this one in your hydrangea collection.
Inflorescence: Lacecap, 100mm across. Very elegant pink or blue flowers. The fully double ray florets appear as a burst of fireworks as they are borne on long pedicels around the central cluster of pink fertile flowers. Blooming time is from June to August adding an excisite sight in any garden.
Colour in neutral soil: Pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: Blue
Ray florets: 10 sepals or more, entire, overlapping, 25mm diam. The double florets have very long pedicels so that they hang down elegantly.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Mid-green, turning red in autumn. Narrowly ovate. Margin: deeply serrate. Apex: acuminate. Base: attenuate. Venetian pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: rugose, glabrous, slightly glossy. Leaf size: 125mm l x 50mm w.