Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are still the most popular garden plants at the moment. With so many varieties available, hydrangea suits any garden. We offer a wide range of white, blue, pink and lilac hydrangeas. Want to know where and how you have to plant your hydrangea? In this blog, we share everything you need to know about this famous garden plant. Visit Trowbridge for more information and discover our fantastic range.

Hydrangea types

We divine hydrangeas in six varieties:

  • Climbing hydrangea
  • Smooth hydrangea
  • Bigleaf hydrangea
  • Panicle hydrangea
  • Oakleaf hydrangea
  • Mountain hydrangea

Some people claim there exist more hydrangea species, but we like to keep it simple. All these hydrangea varieties differ in height, exposure, colour, bloom time and pruning. We highlight our favourite hydrangeas. Visit our garden centre in Trowbridge-Wiltshire and buy your favourite hydrangea. Can’t directly find what you’re looking for, our staff workers are always happy to help!

Climbing hydrangea

Climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris) grow very slowly. It takes around three to five years just to reach the flowering stage. When the plant is established, it’s all worth the wait. Climbing hydrangeas feature large, fragrant clusters of white flowers that bloom in late spring and summer. The foliage is dark green and heart-shaped. Climbing hydrangeas can grow 9 to 24 metres tall. You can either prune it to shorter heights if wanted.

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade, full shade
  • Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
  • Soil pH: Acidic
  • Bloom Time: Late spring, summer
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Toxicity: Toxic to dogs and cats

Hydrangea varieties

We show you our top-5 selling hydrangeas at the garden centre. You should think of the type of hydrangea before you just buy one in your favourite colour. The colour of the flowers depends on the soil’s pH. The more acidic the soil is, the bluer the flowers. In alkaline soils, the flowers appear to be more pinkish. In neutral soils the flowers turn purple.

  1. Hydrangea macrophylla: deciduous shrub growing up to 2m tall by 2.5m broad. Produces large heads of pink, lilac, white or blue flowers in summer and autumn.
  2. Hydrangea paniculate: deciduous shrub that’s multi-stemmed. Produces upright, spreading, irregular, semi-arching branches with flowers that are plume-shaped. The flowers appear from July to September.
  3. Hydrangea Annabelle: deciduous shrub that grows up to 1 to 1.5 m. Famous for its huge globes, topped with white sterile flowers from July to September, then fading to lime-green. In autumn, the flower clusters dry out and change to brown. These dried our flower clusters look beautifully in a winter garden topped off with snow.
  4. Hydrangea petiolaris: hardy climbing hydrangea that doesn’t need any pruning. Produces lovely, frothy, creamy white flowers and bright, almost lime-green foliage. Suitable for anywhere in the UK, and tolerates semi-shade.
  5. Hydrangea seemannii: evergreen climbing hydrangea that takes several years to establish and start flowering, but once the climber is fully grown, it shows beautiful white flowers.

White hydrangea

White hydrangeas are loved by ornamental gardeners as well as professional landscapers. We offer several varieties of white hydrangeas that differ in bloom time, flower shape and winterhardiness.

  • Hydrangea paniculata – White panicle hydrangeas
  • Hydrangea quercifolia – Also known as oakleaf hydrangeas
  • Hydrangea macrophylla – Macrophylla, or mophead, hydrangeas
  • Hydrangea arborescens – Smooth hydrangeas

Buy Hydrangeas at Trowbridge Garden Centre

In our garden centre, we offer a large selection of hydrangeas. Start decorating your garden with the stunning flowers of hydrangea. Hydrangeas are suitable for any garden, so what are you waiting for. Rush yourself to our garden centre in Trowbridge-Wiltshire and buy the most beautiful hydrangeas. Do you need advice? Our staff is always willing to help you. We do everything we can to make sure you buy the right plants and enjoy your outdoors.

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