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Hydrangea serrata ‘Kiyosumi’
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Japanese Mountain Hydrangea

Hydrangea

The name Hydrangea, means “water vessel,” given for its cup-shaped seed vessels. A genus of diverse forms, Hydrangeas are commonly found throughout Asia, from the Himalayas to Taiwan and Japan, with the exception of two species, Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea quercifolia, which are native to North America.

Easily grown, this shrub’s lush deciduous leaves are best suited to loose, moist soil in the shade of tall trees or on the north side of the house. If, like us, you’ve tired of the commoner sort, these delicacies will be a welcome surprise.

Hydrangea serrata ‘Kiyosumi’ full sun  partial shade

Straight from the slopes of Japan's Mt. Kiyosumi comes this spectacular deciduous Hydrangea acclaimed for its artful pink lacecaps and lavish burgundy and henna flushed new growth. Springing from ruby red buds and narrowly rimmed in red, the rosy picotee sterile florets, which eventually fade to white, festoon a compact rounded bushy assemblage of purple spotted stems plus broad mature dark green foliage, highlighted by prominent veins and young sanguine-colored leaves. Easily grown and medium-sized, 'Kiyosumi' bestows dazzling accents on any shady spot, especially when planted behind Parahebe linifolia.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 3' 0"–4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Hydrangea serrata ‘Kiyosumi’ (S-0657)
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