What is Hydrangea?
Hydrangea, common names hydrangea or hortensia, is a genus of over 75 species of flowering plants native to Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Korea, and Japan.
Hydrangea Prices In South Africa
Hydrangea L/Blue 48cm. R127.50.
Hydrangea White 48cm. R127.50.
Hydrangea 48cm Burgandy. R127.50.
Hydrangea 48cm Cream / Brown. R127.50.
Hydrangea 48cm D/Blue. R113.80.
Hydrangea 48cm Grey Blue. R113.80.
Hydrangea 48cm Ligh Pink. R127.50.
Hydrangea 48cm Purple / Pink. R113.80.
Is hydrangea available in South Africa?
Hydrangeas (or Christmas roses, as they are affectionately referred to in South Africa) are native to Asia and America, but they grow well in almost all parts of South Africa, from our coastal areas to the interior.
Where do hydrangeas grow in South Africa?
Good spots for hydrangeas are where they get good light, but not full sun, and shade from the hot midday and afternoon sun. Try spots against south-facing walls or hedges or under tall trees.
How do you care for hydrangeas in South Africa?
Caring for Hydrangeas is easy. Growing just over a square meter or more they prefer morning sun or dappled shade all day.
As long as they get protection from the heat of the day in moist but well-drained soil. If they are in too much shade they tend to get mildew on the leaves and don’t flower well.
When should hydrangeas be pruned in South Africa?
As a general rule just trim off dead heads during summer leaving the plump, uppermost, buds. In winter (July/August), remove any dead wood and thin stems.
On old or mature plants, take out a couple of old thick woody stems at the base to open up the plant and encourage fresh new stems.