Hydrangea quercifolia 'Applause'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Large, deeply lobed leaves, which turn bronze-red before they drop in autumn, provide a lush backdrop for the showy panicles of white flowers, which emerge from midsummer and take on a pink flush as they mature.
- Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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