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  • Hydrangea Nigra x 1 Plant Black Stem Pink Blue Flowering Mophead Shade Shrubs Plants Bush Cottage Garden Pots Deciduous Hardy macrophylla

Hydrangea Nigra x 1 Plant Black Stem Pink Blue Flowering Mophead Shade Shrubs Plants Bush Cottage Garden Pots Deciduous Hardy macrophylla

  • Product Code: hydrangea-macrophylla-nigra-plant-1
  • Availability: 28
  • $5.25


  • 5 or more $4.75

You will receive 1 plant of Black Stemmed Hydrangea Nigra. Beautifully Pink/Blue Mophead Cottage Garden Plants Deciduous Hardy Shrubs

*If you buy 5 or more, you will receive 50c off per plant!*

Not for Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania

   The plants you will receive will be 12-18cm tall, will be in individual 50x70mm pots, will have established roots and will be ready to plant into your garden.
 
*If buying our hydrangea in Winter, they will have no leaves and will often have been cut back to around 5cm to get ready for their spring growth rush.*
 

Hydrangea Nigra x 1
Hydrangea macrophylla
Also known as Black Stem Hydrangea
 

Plants that work well scattered or massed around you garden.

Often used to add contrast and bursts of colour to cottage gardens.

Habit: Medium shrub.

Position:  Part to quite shaded.

Foliage: Glossy green leaf black stems.
 
Flowering: Blue or pink mophead flower heads from Spring to Autumn. See below how you can determine the colours.
 
Wildlife interest: Bird and bee attracting   
 
Height and width: up to 1.5 metres approx 
 
Deciduous. Most hydrangea are deciduous which means that they will lose some or all of their leaves in winter and will reshoot in spring. 
 
Salt tolerant.
 
They can be cut back hard in late Autumn and they will reshoot in Spring. 
 
Uses: gardens, borders, pots, tubs, verandah, bird habitats, scattered plantings, mass plantings, cut flower, cottage gardens, coastal areas   
 
For best results in Australia, please plant them in a place that does not get summer afternoon sun unless it is a moist area.
 
Adjusting hydrangea flower colour
Some of the hydrangea varieties we sell will not change colour when planted in different soils (EG: White form) while others do. 
 
Many of hydrangea varieties have their flower colour determined by the acid/alkaline pH levels in the soil. 
 
Many people are content to plant them straight into their chosen positon without adding anything to the soil and letting the natural soil condition determine their own colours, whilst other people want a specific hue and will work on their soil to influence the flower colours. 
 
Much of Australia has acidic soil, which means that flower colours of many of the moptop hyrdangea tend towards blue. 
 
Hydrangeas need aluminum sulfate to colour blue.  
This becomes accessible in acidic soil. 
Also if you add aluminum sulphate it will help increase acidity in the soil. 
 
To obtain the pinks and reds you will need to increase the alkalinity of the soil.  Adjusting the pH levels of your soil. 
 
“Making it Happen”
 Increasing the pH level. 
 
Powdered lime is the most popular way to (increase your pH) make your soil more alkaline. 
 
You can also use wood ash or powdered shell. Reducing the pH level. 
 
You can lower the pH by adding any of the following to your soil at the recommended rates given on the packaging: Ferrous sulphate, aluminum sulphate, Sulphur and also the addition of organic matter will reduce the pH as it decomposes.
 Pine tree needles will also work well. 


Not for Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania

Plantinspirations Online Garden Plants Nursery works hard to try and ensure our notes on the variety/varieties listed are true and correct, but do not accept any responsibility for errors or misinformation that may have occurred either by my staff or me.  

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