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Hydrangea ‘Forever Pink’ macrophylla

Magnificent, Bright-Pink flowers!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Forever Pink’ is part of the Hortensia or mophead group (large sterile florets arranged in globular or “mophead”-like panicles). It is a compact, deciduous shrub with a rounded habit that typically grows 4-5′ tall. Features clusters of pink or blue florets (pink to blue, varying with soil) in large, rounded, 4-5″ heads which bloom in June (often earlier than other varieties) for up to two months. Large, serrate, obovate to elliptic, lustrous, medium green foliage. Compact form and stiffer stems of this cultivar typically result in flowers remaining somewhat erect even when weighed down by raindrops.

Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from mophead to lacecap from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.

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Plant Details +

Botanical Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'
Common Name Bigleaf Hydrangea
Family Hydrangeaceae (hydrangea family)
Size 4" pots (Root established)
Height 4-5'
Spacing 3-5'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Partial Shade. Hydrangeas benefit from some shade in the middle of the afternoon, especially in hotter regions.
Foliage Lustrous, rich-green
Flower 4-5" - Pink to blue, varying with soil
Bloomtime June - August

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Hydrangeas should be planted in moist, rich, well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. When planting your Hydrangea, the crown (where the stem meets the roots) should be placed just below ground level. Planting deeper can cause the roots to rot. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Once the shrub is placed in the hole, tamp the soil down around it and water. It is a good idea to mulch your hydrangea to help the soil to retain moisture. It should also be fertilized with a light fertilizer in March, May, and July. Hydrangeas require moderate watering during the growing season.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spot and mildew. Aphids are occasional visitors.