Hydrangea Pistachio™ Description
The color will make you say wow! Pistachio (H. macrophylla) is a classic, beloved big-leaf hydrangea, the kind that typically has big pink or blue puffy flowers. Pistachio hydrangea is anything but typical, though, with flowers that are bright red or purple and streaked with vivid green. The effect is simply stunning - you must see it yourself, and you can, since it's actually really easy to grow.
Our robust jumbo half-gallon pot gets you off to the best possible start at the best possible price.
Compact 3' tall and 3' wide size means no pruning required!
Pistachio hydrangea begins to bloom in early summer with big 8" flowers, which continue to appear well into fall. You'll love them in the garden or in a vase!
Pruning couldn't be simpler - there's no need to prune it! Just cut out any dead wood in early spring, when the new growth begins.
Pistachio is a unique choice for a long-blooming hydrangea hedge for driveways or fence lines. Showy enough to be planted on its own, it also combines to beautiful effect with boxwood, roses, and evergreens.
Hydrangeas have taken the garden world by storm. They are widely adaptable to both clay and sandy soil provided they are given copious amounts of water during the prolonged summer dry spells.
Special features: Cut flower, Dried flower, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Multi-season interest
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- Botanical name:
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Horwack'
- Common name:
Hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea, Big leaf hydrangea, Florist hydrangea, Hortensia
- Zone:5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Sun (in cooler climates only), Part shade, Shade
- Ship form:
1/2 gallon pot
- Soil type:
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
3' x 3'
- Flower color:
Green with pink, red, or urple, depending on soil.
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Summer through fall
Background, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Average/moderate moisture, well-drained soils. Mulch helps conserve moisture and minimize wilting during hot weather.
Generally, a soil pH below 5.0 results in purple to blue tones, and as the pH rises the flowers develop more pink to red tones. The pH determines the availability of aluminum in the soil; this element is more readily available in acid soils, and this availability results in the blue flower color. Since phosphorus ties up aluminum in soils, using a fertilizer low in this nutrient will aid in attaining blue flowers. If pink flowers are desired and your soil is acid, simply add lime to raise the pH and use a balanced fertilizer. Aluminum sulfate will lower pH if blue flowers are desired.
Light: Most big leaf hydrangeas tolerate full sun in the north, but benefit from afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. In the south, plants require afternoon shade. Intolerant of drought, with foliage declining considerably in dry conditions
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet.
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as a rose fertilizer).
Winterizing: Apply 2-3" of shredded bark mulch over the roots for winter. You may wish to protect this hydrangea in zone 5 by covering it with dry leaves.
Maintenance & pruning: This variety blooms on both old and new wood. However, it is best to avoid pruning altogether, as particularly in cold climates, it's impossible to prune without compromising the blooming ability at least somewhat. You may remove dead wood in early spring, when the new growth begins to emerge, as this shows you what portions are alive and which aren't. As plant matures, remove up to one-third of the oldest stems at ground level.
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