Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Veitchii’
Imported from Japan to UK by Charles Maries in 1881.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Veitchii’ was introduced in 1881 and still remains a popular shrub today with its bright white pointed sepals.
Inflorescence: Lacecap with large flat heads, 170mm across. Sepals can be tinged with green.
Colour in neutral soil: White
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: White (no change)
Ray florets: 3-4 sepals, rounded, entire, overlapping,
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Large (to 1.5m).
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Narrowly ovate, acuminate, mid-green. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 180mm l x 120mm w.