Large leaved, decidious shrub with huge flower heads during summer. The leaves hold water which made it popular to use close to buildings, acting as a fire break.The leaves can be fermentented to be used medicinal.
Pick fresh leaves and flowers as needed.
Make cuttings from hardwood while dormant in winter. Place two sleeping eyes under sandy soil mix and at least two eyes above. Place at an angle to root better!
Grow easily in a pot watered thouroughly once a week during growth phase.
Make effective lower hedge screen.
Prune Hydrangeas in winter when the leaves have dropped and the plants are dormant to ensure large flower heads the following season.
Partial Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
It has antimicrobical and antiallergic properties.
The fermented leaves can be made into a drink.
The leaves hold water, making it difficult to catch fire. Plant them along hedges or buildings to serve as fire break.
Blue (in acid soil), white and pink (in alkaline soil).