Hydrangea macrophylla 'Masja' displays perfectly rounded mophead flowerheads on a compact shrub.
Inflorescence: Mophead, up to 170mm across, vivid red or rich blue-purple in acidic soils.
Bred by August Steiniger, Germany. Awarded Gold Medal at Flora Nova Show of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society in 1976.
Zones: 5 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 3 to 4 sepals, serrated, overlapping, 70mm diam. Some ray florets will develop male flowers.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate. Dark green. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, significantly glossy. 120mm l x 65mm w.