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Bigleaf hydrangea

A species of Hydrangeas, Also known as French hydrangea, Lacecap hydrangea, Penny mac, Hortensia
Botanical name : Hydrangea macrophylla Genus : Hydrangeas

Bigleaf hydrangea, A species of Hydrangeas
Also known as:
French hydrangea, Lacecap hydrangea, Penny mac, Hortensia
Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla
Genus: Hydrangeas
Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Description

The bigleaf hydrangea is a deciduous shrub native to Japan, and is known for its lush, oval, colorful inflorescence. The two types of Hydrangea macrophylla are mopheads - with large, ball-shaped, sterile flower clusters, and lacecapes - with small round fertile flowers in the center, and sterile flowers on the outer side of each inflorescence. Depending on soil pH, blooms can change color from pink to blue.
Plant Type
Shrub
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Summer
Plant Height
1 - 4 m
Spread
80 - 250 cm
Invasive
Yes
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General Info

Name story

Bigleaf hydrangea
When it is not completely blooming, its huge leaves attract massive attention as they grow up to 15 cm in length, which seems to protect its delicate buds. When the hydrangea is fully blossomed, its huge green leaves perfectly capture the beauty of the flower. Its species epithet, macrophylla, also refers to its big or long leaves, which is also why it's called bigleaf hydrangea.

Symbolism

Gratitude for understanding, strong emotions, apology, boastfulness

Usages

Artistic Value
Hydrangeas, including the bigleaf hydrangea, have been the focus of visual art from all over the world.
Garden Use
Bigleaf hydrangea is a deciduous shrub commonly found in gardens. It is prized for blooming throughout the summer and its large ball-shaped flowers (‘Mopheads’). Its height means can be used for hedging, as a screen, or as an accent plant. Bigleaf hydrangea is often a feature of cottage and seaside gardens. Plant with coneflower to make a color contrast.
Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
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