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Hydrangea serrata 'Beni-gaku' /Mountain Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata 'Beni-gaku'   / Hydrangea serrata 'Beni-gaku'
Low spreading habit of growth
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Low spreading habit of growth

Close-up image of both fertile (center) and sterile (outer margin) flowers

Late summer flowers beginning to brown

One of several plants growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata 'Beni-gaku'
Common Name: Mountain Hydrangea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: An excellent hydrangea for the woodland setting. Provide shade during the heat of the day. Hydrangeas require a considerable amount of water during the summer months. The reddish-pink flowers turn a darker red with age before turning brown at the end of the summer. Hydrangea flowers dry well for use in autumn and holiday arrangements.