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Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood'

20th July 2013

A spectacular large shrub at its best. One of those that I grew years ago and then lost. At the time I though it was a fairly recent introduction but it was actually grown in Victorian gardens. This year I was given a rooted cutting and it has grown vigorously enough to flower in a pot in the Hedychium house.
The flowers are very pale, almost white but with a hint of lilac in my slightly acid soil. In alkaline conditions it is distinctly pinkish and the old flowers darken to red.

12th July 2018

11th July 2019

It has grown to a very large shrub in the greenhouse and I have been forced to plant it outside. It will eventually benefit from the move but I imagine that it will sulk for a few years to begin with.