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What type of hydrangea is this?

DevonianDevonian DevonPosts: 174
I'm curious to know... any ideas? Very soft lilac coloured flowers it seems


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  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 601
    Maybe hydrangea paniculata

  • DevonianDevonian DevonPosts: 174
    Hmmm... Not so sure on that, the shape of the flower head doesn't seem quite right for a paniculata?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    The picture makes the flowers look creamy which is the usual colour for paniculata before they fade to green or pink or red as the season progresses but I agree the cone shape is missing.

    This looks more like one of the macrophyllas to me but there are so many it would be hard to say which.   
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  • DevonianDevonian DevonPosts: 174
    No worries! They are slightly lilac coloured flowers, but I'll be patient and wait for them to grow a little more :)

    It's quite a windy spot so I think I need to put in some sheltering plants/structures for it to thrive
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    The main thing is to make sure it stays moist, but not sodden, at the roots.
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  • DevonianDevonian DevonPosts: 174
    Yes I need to give it a thorough mulching! It gets very dry around there
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    Make sure it has a good soaking before the mulch or you'll lock in dryness.
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  • DevonianDevonian DevonPosts: 174
    Will do! Thanks for your help
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