In a complete garden you can't really miss a collection of hydrangeas. They are in fact simple, vigorous shrubs and capable of giving spectacular and long-lasting blooms without too much effort. To have them beautiful, however, you must have the right environmental conditions. The soil must be fresh, but well drained and possibly slightly acidic. The best exposure is undoubtedly the half shade (direct light only in the morning) or the constant light shade. However, not all of them have these conditions: it is then possible to opt for species and varieties other than the classic "macrophylla". The choice is really wide and, with a bit of caution, we will not struggle to find that they tolerate the sun or the calcareous soil. Then some will surprise us for the autumn coloring of the leaves, for the unusual bearing or perhaps for the abundant bloom! Here is a selection!
Hydrangea Quercifolia Snow Flake
We must not think only of the beauty of the summer garden. There are plants capable of giving us abundant blooms in the summer and giving a warm atmosphere on the arrival of autumn. Among these we undoubtedly point out the hydrangeas quercifolia. Their leaves, with a particular lobed shape, are dark green during the growing season and then veer towards warm tones in September-October (and in many cases remaining until spring). One of the most interesting is the "Snow Flake": it can reach large dimensions (even 250 cm in height and width). It produces double and showy panicle inflorescences, initially green, then white, then with pink touches. Its strong point are, however, the leaves that turn to intense red with the passing of the months, creating a strong contrast with the young, dark green ones.