Hydrangea serrata - Mountain Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata belongs, like H. Macrophylla and H. Stylosa to the subsection of the macrophyllae but he is to be foun in a much wider region within Asia .
Depending on the region of origin , we can further subdivide the serrata 's ( C.Mallet ' Portraits d' Hydrangea' ) in :
Hydrangea serrata ssp . angustata : this serrata are taken from a very small area in the east of Japan which includes the regions around Fuji - san ( Mount Fuji) and Amagi - san ( Mount Amagi ) . The hydrangeas are of modest size , usually not more than 1m , the twigs are quite thin , the leaves are narrow and oblong to lanceolate , they bloom with flat umbels which both fertile and sterile flowers inside edge flowers are white colored . They all tend to be in addition to the main branches are also on the side branches to develop .
Hydrangea serrata ssp . japonica is native to the mountainous regions in the southern half of Japan , the plants are quite robust in nature to 2m in height. The leaves are oblong oval , dark green and get a beautiful autumn color. The flowers are terminal , only the main branches , the flat umbels usually have a diameter between 12 and 25cm , the first flowers are white or pale pink and colors during the season deeper pink to carmine in flowering.
Hydrangea serrata ssp . sinensis : this serrata species from South China , South Korea and the southern parts of the Japanese islands , Honsu and Taiwan . They are true dwarf hydrangeas , rarely exceeding 70cm becoming . They have delicate , often winding thin twigs with long intermodal , the leaves are small , oval , slightly toothed and usually brightly colored green . The flowers are at the end of the main and side branches , they are usually light blue or pink , sometimes white colored.
Hydrangea serrata ssp . yezoensis comes from a wide region on the island of Honshu and the southern part of Hokkaido (formerly known as Ezo ) , and in the mountain regions of South Korea. The species in Honshu , are graceful and airy , usually less than 1.2 m , the leaves are elliptical, strongly serrated and thin , even the twigs are thin and have long intermodal . Given the acid soil in Honshu most flowers are dark colored. On the second largest island of Japan : Hokkaido , we finf the yezoensis species of a larger size , often to 2m , the leaves are broadly oval , strongly veined , inter needs a lot shorter. The flowers are terminal and often have a diameter of 10 - 20cm , the sterile flowers are often serrated edge and have a blue to purple color.
In Korea finally are found low-growing species, sometimes with a large spread caused by suckers ( rhizomes ) , the leaves are broad oval , sharply toothed and veined and have some velvet view. The branches are standing close and have short internodes needs , the flowers are terminal , irregularly shaped , usually in some blue tones sometimes with pink there.
Serrata species are very hardy
Most serrata 's come from mountainous regions where it can also be quite cold in the winter they grow from 500m to over 2000m altitude and have no problem with our climate .
Serrata ' s bloom earlier
Many serrata species bloom a little earlier than the macrophylla species, most species continue to average slightly less than the average macrophylla species. Serrata 's have beautiful fall colors Numerous types develop in late August and September beautiful red fall colors, they do need sufficient sunshine to get this (preferably not full afternoon ) .
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecaps)
Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)
Hydrangea alphabetical index
Hydrangea serrata 'Beni Gaku' compact lacecap serrata, H & W : 1m, white sterile, outer flowers, pink or blue fertile inner flowers , flowering time: June, July, August, beautiful red autumn coloration of the leaves.
Hydrangea serrata 'Beni Temari', compact and elegant serrata, H and S: approx. 1m, blooms from May to late July with small white spherical flowers that turn slightly rose in autumn.
Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Bird', nice , popular serrata, sophisticated habit, H: 1.2 m - Spread: 1.4 m, diamond-like sterile florets, color light pink to light blue due to the degree of acidity of the soil.
Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Deckle', prachtige, enorm bloeirijke hortensia, breder dan hoog, H: 0,9- 1,2m , B: 1,2 -1,5m , bloeiperiode van juli tot eind oktober . Meer info
Hydrangea serrata 'Diadem', compacte, laagblijvende hortensia, breder dan hoog, zeer winterhard, lichtroze tot lichtblauwe vlakke bloemen. H : 0,8m , B: 1-1,5m, bloeiperiode: begin juni tot eind september . Meer info
Hydrangea serrata 'Dwarf White', compact, bushy, flowering mountain hydrangea, pure white sterile and fertile florets, H: 0,7 - 0,8 m - Spread: 0.6 m, flowering time: June-July sometimes reflorwering in late summer - rare - stock limited!
Hydrangea serrata 'Graywood', Hydrangea serrata with large flat white flower heads, which quickly turn rosy and develop à red wine efflorescence, the leaves also turn to pretty red tones during the season. H: 1,3 - 1,6 m, S: 1-1.3 m, Flowering Period: June - September
Hydrangea serrata 'Intermedia', medium sized Hydrangea for a reasonably sunny spot, due to which both the flowers and the leaves will color beautifully red during the summer. Blue fertile inner flowers are surrounded by jagged outer white flowers. H and S: 1.2 m, Flowering Period: June - August
Hydrangea serrata 'Io': medium sized, lacecap Hydrangea of Japanese origin, good winter hardy, white umbels with 4 to 5 petals in the sterile outer flowers. H & S: 1.2 m - 1.4 m, Flowering Period: June to late August. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight!
Hydrangea 'Van Klaveren' hybrid cross macrophylla x serrata, medium sized, bushy Hydrangea with large flat umbels, that have 10 to 15 serrated outer sterile flowers and bleu fertile inner flowers, leaves turn brown-red during the season, very floriferous. H: 1.2 m - 1.4 m Spread: 1.2 m - flowering period: july - September
Hydrangea serrata 'Kurenai', compact and bushy Hydrangea, with lacecap flowers whose sterile florets are white at first and later tun in to beautiful red colors, even the grean leaves turn red during the season. Height and Width: 1m, flowering period: June - July.
Hydrangea serrata 'Hime Kuro', bushy japanese mountain Hydrangea, flat umbels with mauve outer flowers and fertile mauve or pink inner flowers . The beautiful elliptical leaves are fine toothed and turn red during the season. Height and Spread: 1-1.2 m, Flowering Period: June-July. Fully Hardy.
Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi', syn. "Kiyosumisawa" beautiful bicolor Hydrangea, with bushy upright growth, pointed elliptical leaves that nicely turn red during the season. Yellow Pink fertile flowers inside, white-pink outer fringe flowers, H: 1.5-1.6 m, Spread: 1-1.2 m, florwering period : June to July
Hydrangea serrata 'Nadeshiko Gaku' medium sized, well established Hydrangea with beautiful flat umbels composed of deep blue fertile inner flowers and long-stemmed, beautiful jagged sterile, white outer flowers. H and S: 1 -1.3 m, flowering period: July - August
Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa': compact hybrid, serrata x macrophylla, bushy growth, densely branched, beautiful pastel,spherical flowers, that turn to a deep pink or even wine red color . Height and Spread : 1m - Flowering time: late June - October, average hardiness, beautiful red autumn coloring of the leaves.
Hydrangea serrata 'Shiro Fuji', syn. "Shirahuzi" beautiful little mountain Hydrangea from Japan with double white sepals in different levels. H & S : 0.7-0.8 m, flowering period: from late June to september. Very hardy ! Limited offer.
Hydrangea serrata 'Chishima' syn. 'Shishima', small bushy serrata of Japanese origine with little, flat umbels, pink or light blue colored, sterile florets are usually quaternary and stand with 6 to 12 around the inner fertile flowers. Remarkable are the almost Retractable elliptical leaves. Height and Spread: .0,8-1m, flowering period: June - July.
Hydrangea serrata 'Spreading Beauty', beautiful dwarf Hydrangea, growing wider than high, Height: 0.5 - 0.8 m, Spread: 1m, lacecap flowers with slightly darker fertile florets and usually quaternary sterile florets. The color varies depending on the acidity of the soil from purple to pink. Flowering Period: June - August, beautiful red discoloration of the leaves in August and September. .
Hydrangea serrata 'Tiara', pretty medium sized Hydrangea, with beautiful red leaf color in a sufficiently sunny spot and 10cm large flat flower heads with pink or light blue sterile florets, depending on the acidity of the soil. Height and Spread: 1m -1, 2m, flowering period: June - July
Hydrangea serrata 'To Gaso Yama' medium sized Hydrangea hybrid, with pure white flat umbels (both fertile and sterile flowers are white ) Flowering period: July - September, Height and Spread: 1m -1, 2m
Pots and Prices
Young flowering plants we offer in 3L and 4L pot
However, numerous species are also in 5L and 7.5 L pot
For those who love full grown plants, there are also plenty of mature plants in large tubs
Prices vary depending on the cultivar and pot
Some rare varieties are a little more expensive.
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