Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Variegata’

lacecap hydrangea

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Outstanding Qualities

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9

Flower Color: blue

Sun/Light Exposure: light or open shade

Water Requirements: regluar watering

Seasonal Interest: summer flowers with variegated foliage

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Culture Notes
This hydrangea grows best in light to open shade. A location protected from hot sun will keep the foliage and flowers from prematurely fading or scorching. A rich well-drained soil produces the best growth and flowering. Hydrangeas are not drought tolerant and will grow and flower more prolifically with regular summer watering. Remove a few old twiggy branches to the ground yearly or prune lightly right after blooming to improve the overall shape. Heavy pruning can ruin the flowering for the following year. Consult an experienced pruner or take local classes before attempting substantial pruning.