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Hydrangea Serrata


Blue Bird


Height: reaches 150 centimeters
Leaf: oval, sharp, serrated edge
Flowering: continued, from June to October
Inflorescence: lacecap, whole blue or pink sepals depending on the acidity of the soil and corymbs of fertile flowers, also turning blue or lilac.
Bush, native of Japan, of medium size, highly decorative, both for the possibility of changing its color (through the control of the ph of the soil) and for the colorful "choreography" offered by the leaves, with their bright green tinged with a pretty red-brown on the tip. This hydrangea, whose flowers give off a delicate fragrance, prefers shady positions.

Acuminata



Height: from 100 to 150 centimeters
Leaf: elliptical, sharp, serrated edge
Flowering: June-July
Inflorescence: lacecap, pinkish white, with pink tending to prevail as the season progresses.
Bush with slender, thin branches, but with an upright posture. Many authors consider this hydrangea as a synonym of H. serrata 'Blue Bird', however there are at least two rather evident differences: the 'Acuminata' is in fact lower, and with a smaller number of inflorescences. It is a highly decorative hydrangea: the strongly pointed foliage has a fine, gentle appearance and is superbly shaded between green and a warm red wine.

Precious



Height, from 100 to 150 centimeters
Leaf: oval, bright green with darker and serrated edge
Flowering: June-July
Inflorescence: globose, with sepals ranging from white to pinkish pink to red or lilac as the season progresses
Very courted, round and compact Hydrangea. Although it is a lock, its inflorescences are globose, of about 11-15 centimeters, and its corymbs are colored of a light blue mauve-violet in acid soil. The leaves take, in autumn, shades of purple or wine red. A shady position will determine subtle nuances, delicate hues, while a sunny position will enhance the colors. It is considered by some authors a hybrid between H. serrata and H. macrophylla.

Chinensis



Height: no more than 40 centimeters
Leaf: light green, sharp, serrated edge
Flowering: June-July
Inflorescence: lacecap, pure pink turning blue in acid soil.
Native to China and cultivated in Europe at least since 1950, this small hydrangea has thin but thick branches. It must be planted in a shady position or in any case be sheltered from direct sunlight for most of the day during the summer, because its roots are very thin and close to the surface and do not tolerate dryness.

Diadem


Height: reaches 80 centimeters
Leaf: elliptical, sharp, serrated edge
Flowering: from late spring to August, often beyond
Inflorescence: lacecap, fertile and sterile flowers of a light blue, which turns to pink in
alkaline soils.
Resistant bush, ideal for borders in medium or small gardens. Its main characteristic is the early and prolonged flowering, which runs from late spring to August, and is often accompanied by a second, copious one, in September.

Grayswood



Height: up to 250 centimeters
Leaf: sharp with serrated brown-reddish margin
Flowering: from June to the first cold
Inflorescence: lacecap, blue or pink fertile flowers surrounded by about nine sterile flowers of four to five non-overlapping sepals, white at the beginning and then red, starting from the tips
Japanese cultivar, probably a hybrid between H. serrata and H. macrophylla. A sunny position is essential to obtain all the variations of tonality of its colors.

Rosalba


Height: about 120 centimeters
Leaf: bright green, oval, narrow margin
Flowering, June-July
Inflorescence: fertile flowers in the center that pass from white to pink-lilac surrounded by a few sterile flowers, white at the beginning and gradually stained with pink, first on the tip and then on the entire sepal.
Vigorous and decorative bush, often used for borders. Long flowering, it tolerates both sun and shade. The feature is precisely the sepals, with their tiny little spots appearing first on the tip and then spread in no particular order over the sepal.

Kiyosumisawa


Height: about 100 centimeters
Leaf: sharp, toothed, dark green color.
Flowering: June
Inflorescence: lacecap with fertile central pinkish-white and sterile pure white flowers,
edged in red.
Pretty medium-sized bush. The inflorescence is a lacecap with numerous fertile white-pinkish central flowers and lateral sterile. The greatest attraction is given by the sterile white flowers in the center and bordered in purplish red at the edges. The sepals are elegantly rounded with the apical part just a little acute. Not to be underestimated is the beautiful bright green foliage which is quickly colored with brown red and with a strongly tightened shape. The branches are thin and sinuous of a warm red-brown. It prefers shady, but bright positions.

Starry



Height: about 100 centimeters
Leaf: bright green, oblong-lanceolate, with a finely serrated edge,
apex tight, a few short hairs on the flap.
Flowering: June - September
Inflorescence: lacecap of about 10 centimeters, little fertile central flowers, external sterile flowers carried by short peduncles. Spiked sepals, superimposed on
four laps.
Hydrangea of ​​a singular beauty. Its flowers, observed singularly, resemble small stars of a particularly delicate pink. The branches, numerous and thin, and the leaves, of a beautiful bright green, give the plant a light and graceful posture. Excellent for growing in pots, it will be destined to a position of half shade.

Niji


Height: medium (should not exceed 100 centimeters).
Leaf: dark green, oval-oblong, serrated edge
Flowering: June - July
Inflorescence: Lacecap, not very rich central fertile flowers, sterile flowers arranged mostly laterally, carried by peduncles and formed by 3-4 sepals each.
Attractive medium height bush, native to Japan, whose name means "Arch in the sky" (rainbow). The inflorescence is of lacecap type of not very big dimensions, whose particularity is given by the sepals of the sterile flowers, of rhomboidal shape, whose blue color at the base gradually fades towards the apex in a splendid pink-red. The central fertile flowers are blue.
The whole is truly extraordinary.

Kurenai


Height: medium (should not exceed 100 centimeters).
Leaf: oval, serrated edge.
Flowering: June - July
Inflorescence: Lacecap, fertile central flowers not particularly dense, crowns more or less regular sterile.
Medium-small bush, native to Japan. The foliage, of a vivid green, highlights the small lacecap-type inflorescences, whose sepals, generally three, hatch with pure white and then progressively turn red from the apex of the sepal. The fertile central flowers are white rosé. At any stage of maturation the flowers of this plant appear beautiful.

Height: UndefinedLeaf: oval, dark green, toothed marginFlowering: June - JulyInflorescence: globose, medium-sizedPlant of recent introduction, whose name means "green".In fact, the sterile flowers keep this color from when they open until the end of the season.This peculiarity seems to be due to a viral infection, therefore it will be necessary to pay careful attention to cultivating it, since it could be a source of infection for other hydrangeas. However, it remains one of the most attractive and attractive bushes among Japanese cultivars." title="Akishino-Temari ">Hydrangea Serrata: Akishino-Temari


Height: about 80 centimeters
Leaf: bright light green, from oval to lanceolate, densely serrated edge.
Flowering: June - November
inflorescence: spherical, of small dimensions, sepals in number of 4-5 per flower
Surely one of the most beautiful and floriferous hydrangeas from Japan. Bush of medium-small size, with a slender and elegant bearing, whose leaves, light green, contrast well with the small spherical inflorescences. The young flowers are creamy-green in color and gradually turn pink, starting from the apical part of the sepal. The fertile flower looks like a small little button, more intense pink than the tone of the sterile flower. When the stamens open and show the inner part, colored with a pink even more loaded. On the branches of the same flower stem, even of a very young plant, more inflorescences can be found at a different stage of maturation, and on the same inflorescence some flowers will be completely open, others still immature. The flowering will also be extraordinarily long, especially if the autumn and late autumn season is sufficiently mild.