Hydrangea macrophylla Bodensee
Hydrangea macrophylla
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Hydrangea macrophylla Cardinal Red
Hydrangea macrophylla
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Brestenberg'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Brestenburg’ is an early flowerer with deep pink or deep blue corymbs. Often selected for the greenhouse forcing trade or as a potplant cultivar.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 190mm across, with tightly packed sepals.

Bred by E. Haller, Switzerland, in 1972.

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Medium (to 1.5m).

Color in neutral soil:
Deep pink

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Deep blue


Ray florets: 4 sepals, rounded but slightly acuminate, entire, overlapping. 50mm diam.

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Mid-green. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, quite glossy. 120mm l x 65mm w.