Hydrangea heteromalla is the only hydrangea species that can be truly described as a tree. Growing to 5m. in gardens and to 10m. in the wild, one of its characteristics is its peeling bark. Native to China and Vietnam.
Inflorescence: Flattened white lacecap flower, 250mm across. The white sepals invert as they age and reveal their magnta reverse sides.
synonym: Hydrangea heteromalla var. mollis, H. kamienskii
Size: Tall (to 5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White (no change)
Ray florets: 4 to 5 sepals, entire, rounded, overlapping, 40mm diam.
Leaves: Ovately lanceolate with a pronounced drip tip, mid-green with wavy edges, slightly serrate and with red petioles. Deciduous. 190mm l x 85mm w.