Farm hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
The farmer's hydrangea is often sold grown in pots as “Mother's Day flower”. It is one of the most common species in our gardens. If you put this hydrangea outdoors, it can grow up to two meters high.
- What size does the hydrangea reach?
- Which hydrangea species are particularly large?
- Which planting suits hydrangeas?
Oak-leaved hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
This hydrangea owes its name to the beautifully lobed foliage that resembles that of the native oak. The cone-shaped flower umbels reach a size of up to thirty centimeters and hang down slightly. Depending on the variety, it is between 1.50 meters and 3 meters high. It tends to sprawl a bit and can be cut back in spring if necessary.
Climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris)
This hydrangea grows very slowly at first and usually only blooms after a few years. With its adhesive roots, it can hold on to rough surfaces and can then reach heights of up to seven meters.
Panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
In its natural habitat, this species grows into impressive shrubs seven meters high, but in our home gardens it rarely grows over two meters in size. It is quite cut compatible and can be raised as a small, spherical bush or high trunk, depending on personal preference.
Velvet hydrangea (Hydrangea sargentiana)
This hydrangea owes its German plant name to the pretty velvety leaves that are covered with a thick, white-gray fluff on the underside. With good care, it can grow up to four meters high.
This hydrangea impresses with its natural flowers, which form a colored wreath around the inconspicuous inner flowers. Plate hydrangeas not only produce smaller flowers than the closely related farmer's hydrangeas, their growth and size are also smaller. As a result, the pretty shrubs fit very well into small bones, even when untrimmed.
Forest hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)
These white or green flowering hydrangeas have enjoyed increasing popularity in recent years, as their unusual appearance fits perfectly into modern gardens. They grow up to three meters tall and form flower balls with a diameter of up to 25 centimeters.
Tips & Tricks
Many hydrangeas are not completely hardy. It is therefore advisable not to plant them out until they have reached a certain size. Slowly get used to the changed conditions in the field before you put them in the bed.