Hydrangea macrophylla ‘King George’ is a late-flowering shrub with flowerheads still showing in November in southern B.C.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 200mm across, cherry pink to blue depending on soil type.
not to be confused with H. m. ‘King George VII’
Bred by Henry James Jones, UK, in 1925.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 sepals, entire, rounded, overlapping, 45mm diam.
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, leathery. Mid-green. 110mm l x 80mm w.