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Hydrangea serrata 'Shirofuji' (L/d)
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hydrangea 'Shirofuji'

'Shirofuji' is a compact low-growing deciduous shrub with pointed mid green leaves flushed crimson when young and in autumn. A Japanese lacecap cultivar featuring graceful flowerheads composed of narrow-tepalled, double white ray florets on arching stalks from summer to autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green
Summer White Green
Autumn White Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
May cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Lace cap hydrangeas are compact deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate leaves and flat or gently domed clusters of small fertile flowers, with showy sterile flowers around the margin

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade or in sun if the soil is reliably moist. Further hydrangea cultivation advice

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 4

Pests

Aphids, capsid bug, hydrangea scale and vine weevils may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot, grey moulds, powdery mildews and honey fungus

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