Whiteline hydrangea can be an excellent addition to any garden. However, it is important to understand the features of concrete varieties and the nuances of their cultivation and you need to know which plants are suitable for areas with harsh winter, and which – for low decorative plantings.
Winter-hardy varieties and their description
Significant cold resistance is different Candeleight grade. In some sources, its name is transferred to Russian as Kendllight. Literally, this means “Candle Light”. Hydrangea “Candelaight” forms perennial splashing bushes, forming a rounded thick crown. The highest height of plants – 1.5 m.
Shoots are strong enough, they have a burgundy purple color. Leaves dark green and stretched in length. For them is characterized by a serrated edge. On the front surface sheet contains quite a lot of veins. Although Kandeleight stems are considered strong, during flowering, they necessarily need a support.
But the variety is perfectly resisting frosts and diseases. Known specimens that populate one site over 50 years. For Kandeleight, both sun and slightly shaded places are suitable. The main thing is that the soil is loose enough and had a moderate acidic reaction. Humidity is also worth considering.
Sort “Prim White” In favorable conditions blooms from June to October inclusive. The height of its frost resistant shoots is from 1 to 4 m. Plant loves shadow and wet environment.
It can give white, blue, pink and purple flowers.
For the Leningrad region is perfect Grandflower grade, Giving inflorescences Larger than 0.3 m diameter. The diameter of the crown of this Japanese plant may exceed 2 m. In this case, the height of the culture is 2.5-3 m. Roots develop well and differ. The length of oval foliage reaches 0.12 m. Annual increase may exceed 0.25 m. The diameter of the individual flower is 0.03 m. These flowers can have not only white, but also cream, pink, greenish color. In one place “Grandiflora” lives from 30 to 40 years.
A considerable part of gardeners are interested, of course, and the choice of plants for Siberia, the Urals and the North of the European part. They can advise them Vanilla Fresh. This hydrangea has reprehension shoots to 1.5 m high. Coniseal brushes painted as “chameleon”. Early flowers have a white color. When blowing, they acquire raspberry, pink and other colors. But when planting seeds of this variety, even in ideal conditions, 70% of the planting material will disappear.
In the Siberian regions can grow Grade “Limelaight”, characterized by high decorativeness. His large brushes have lemon color. Blossom captures the first days of July and the second decade of September. The lowest permissible temperature is -30 degrees. Since it is impossible to eliminate it even more, even in the south of Siberia will necessarily need a shelter for the winter.
Establishment uses I Grade “Madzhikal Candle”. Fall shrub forms durable straight shoots. Gardeners note that even the frozen shoots with good summer care regenerate themselves. The name “Magic Candle” expressively and accurately characterizes this plant. The height of the shrub reaches 2 m, and dark green leaves around the perimeter are covered with cloths. At the very beginning of development for flowers, a delicate creamy color is characterized.
Later they pose, and by the beginning of the autumn they acquire a raspberry shade.
I. Enough Pink Daimond. Already literal translation – “Pink Brilliant” – shows how much this culture is attractive. In its descriptions, major spectacular inflorescences mention. It should be borne in mind that the commodity name “Pink Diamant” does not correspond to reality and professionals are not used. The shoots of this culture are relatively rarely reduced under the head pressure. If some mechanical damage happens, it will be easily restored. Life life of one plant reaches 30 years.
What is curious, as the strength of the shoots will only increase. For “Pink Daimond” is characterized by the formation of ellipse leaves. Any complex forming trimming does not need. White summer buds gradually acquire an increasingly saturated color.
It is worth paying attention to the hydrangea “Phantom”. They can be grown even on Earth not the best quality. It is noted that their diseases of the root system are quite rare. The height of the culture allows it to be used in wood, and in shrub format. Reproduction of the plant does not represent difficulties. However, it must be borne in mind that this variety is well evolving only in areas where there is no strong wind and the scorching sun.
It is worth saying about Hydrangea Misently “Kiuha”. In nature, this leafy shrub will populate Japan, China and the Russian Far East. His branches are not only a rack to the cold, but also enough powerful mechanically. Because the plant is recommended as one of the candidates for alive hedges. The height of the bushes reaches 2-3 m.
The leaves of “Kiuha” like the heart resemble heart. They are characterized by sharplification of the tips and the separation of external edges. Culture inflorescences look like a melting with thick hair. Their length reaches 0.3-0.35 m. Metels have a glossy color, which is in the bottom of the lighter.
The length of the fruit “boxes” does not exceed 0.03-0.04 cm. Expect first blooming to 3-4 years after disembarking. It will continue from mid-summer to late autumn. Initially, the buds are painted in creamy white tone, on the peak of flowering whites, in the fall they pose (at the same time purchased blue and greenish shades).
But if you need to choose a plant with the highest level of winter hardiness, it is worth using Polar Bear. This variety is able to withstand frosts up to -40 degrees. When it was created, crossed “Grandiflora” and “Limmet”. Culture Great for Landscape Design.
Like the other varieties, the Polar Bear changes the color during the vegetative season.
Varieties for the middle strip
For a moderate continental climate, plants are suitable with less than high characteristics. An example of such a variety is “Pinky Vinki”. Garden, where such hydrangeas are growing, immediately attracts the attention of the placers of white-pink colors, exacerbating sweet fragrance. The height of “Pinky Winks” can reach 2.5-3 M.
It is curious that in horticultural practice, dry inflorescences do not always cut off. The plant forms a relatively small rounded crown. Cone-type inflorescences contain small flowers. Foliage has an elliptical form. Blossom not just continuously, it is also very plentiful.
For the middle strip fit Variety “Brussels Leis”. Although it may seem not so fragrant as “Pinkie Vinki”, but still very popular. The plant forms splashing bushes with an elegant crown. The height of these bushes varies from 1.5 to 1.8 m. Strong numerous shoots painted in a dark cherry color.
The length of the blizzard is 0.3-0.35 m. Lovers of pink hydrangea will probably like it Grace Melba variety. Culture is distinguished by abundant flowering, lasting from spring to autumn. The hybrid gives beautiful and non-standard color transitions. Pink petals during the season whitewash, and light acquire raspberry sings.
Not all varieties of hydrangeas are suitable for the North-West. A good example is Tardiva, which can be grown on the strain. Flowers are distinguished by an extraordinary form, in addition given honey fragrance. Rounded shrubs on average grow up to 2 m in height. Note quite quick decoration of shoots.
Complete the overview of varieties designed for the middle lane, appropriate on such a species as “Goliath”. The plant forms powerful, well-developed shrubs tall up to 3 m. Full variety name – “White Goliath”. It should be noted that gradually white coloring of the inflorescence changes to the pale-pink tone.
Its characteristics are as follows:
- Later flowering (July-October);
- Elegant combination of emerald green foliage and burgundy stiffs;
- suitability for growing in open areas and in partial shadow;
- optimal development on acid land;
Ability to adapt (albeit with somewhat worse) to other soil types.
The best lowest culture
If landscape solutions require not just low, but also dwarf hydrangeas, becomes an excellent choice Grade “Bobo”. The height of its bushes extremely rarely exceeds 0.6 m. For the first time, the plant was represented by Belgian breeders in 2011. Enough for just a few years so that his dignity is appreciated flowerflowers in various countries of the world.
For the season “Bobo” will grow by about 0.1 m. At the age of 3-4 years, hydrangea becomes like a lush inflated balloon. The length of the pyramidal inflorescence can be 0.15 m, but it is typical of the most developed copies. Flowers are relatively small, but have an attractive bright color. Judging by the official descriptions, “bobo” can be grown even there, where periodically winter temperatures are lowered below -30 degrees. Optimal conditions for the development of this variety are created during partial shading.
Pretty many gardeners choose Grade “Santa Freiz”. This is also a plant with a ball crown, however, the ball looks even more carefully than that of Bobo. At the same time, an additional effort to its formation of agricultures is practically not required. Culture is widely used in the landscape design of cottages, and in the formation of living fences.
White-pink inflorescences “Santa Freiz” are very well developing in full or partial shadow. On the bright sun and in drought conditions they have a lot of problems. It is recommended to choose areas with sour lands. The height of the bushes is usually limited to 1 m. The variety was presented in 2010.
Along with popular white hydrangees Grade “Limelaight”, There are a number of newer selection achievements. Among them are the most beautiful plants – and it is not surprising, because in the latest developments the entire experience of breeding practice is integrated. A good example can be the red hydrangea variety “Wims Red”. Culture is relatively low – a maximum of 1.5 m. There is a splitness of its bushes, causing an unusually expressive appearance.
Inflorescences of “Wims Red” in length are 0.3, sometimes 0.4 m.
In shape they resemble the pyramid, only narrowing towards the top. It should be borne in mind that only 50% of flowers will be fertile. The flower diameter varies from 0.05 to 0.07 m. This size does not affect the location of the flower within the brush. Such a property allows you to achieve openwork of all inflorescences. Those flowers that appear early have a snow-white color. But they will be slow and unpacked. When autumn comes, hydrangea “Wims Red” Enveloped a wine-red floral mass. Even more than one: it does not just look charming, and also spreads honey fragrance.
Dark green foliage is very large. It is added to the main color of it a small reddish. With the autumn, the leaves of this hydrangea are covered with separate fragments with metal glitter. It is curious that this brilliance continuously flows into:
- Orange colors.
Shoots “Vims Red” painted in a dark red tone. The plant will bloom every year on last year’s shoots. The description of the variety indicates that he will be able to survive even at the cold to -30 degrees. However, young piglets still fall at the end of the autumn to cover and isolate mulch. Additional protection ceases to be needed only on the third year of life.
“Wims Red” grows well with limited acidity. Can be used flower beds with neutral acid and alkaline reaction. However, it is necessary to understand that on such a land, bright colors can not appear. In alkaline ground, hydrangea will die. Therefore, in places where lime was added, it is categorically impossible to grow this variety.
But the increased soil fertility is very important. On the sand without organics “Vims Red” will not give good flowering. To increase acidity, use peat, sawdust.
Attention deserves and hydrangea “Samara Lydia”. The plant was selected in 2018, and it was then that it was patented in Russia and France.
The developer of the variety is the famous breeder Jean Reno. The variety began to be sold throughout Russia only in 2019. The nearest acquaintance with him shows that such a culture was not found at the World Cup. Attractive plant property – its relatively low growth. Culture compact and slowly grows, height reaches a maximum of 1.3 m, and the width is not more than 1.1 m.
“Samara Lidia” is convenient to grow in a container landing.
Moreover, in the container it grows up to a maximum of 0.6-0.8 m. Strong red-colored shoots are covered with rough green color foliage. Due to this, the background for inflorescences is optimal. Blossom starts in July and captures autumn.
At the top of each escape develops inflorescence, in shape resembling a cone. Its length is 0.15 m. The color is changing during flowering. Inflorescence is distinguished by a dense internal structure. The inflorescence includes large sterile flowers; When disclosure, they have a white color, gradually pose, and then blush.
Flowering bushes are extremely smart. The variety manifests itself in the middle lane. You can buy seedlings in large pots in the already blooming form. Then they are transferred to open ground. “Samara Lydia” is considered a very unpretentious culture.
How to choose?
First of all, it is necessary to distinguish between frost-resistant and suitable for landing in relatively warm areas of the variety. Otherwise, the risk of “enjoying” the whole winter, most of the autumn and spring “beautiful” type of shelter.
The next step is the score of the strength of the twigs. If they are fragile, the plant should not be planted near the entrance to the house and along the tracks. When studying descriptions, it is necessary to immediately take into account that the smaller the fertility of the flowers, the more magnificent and the luxurious they will look in inflorescences. Some people do not like varieties, acquire a pink or juicy colors during the season. Preserving a pure white color in some cases may not be less attractive. Also need to take into account the height of plants.
And she in the Hydrangees Missing may differ quite. At the same time, height affects not only the perception of the culture itself, but also on the appearance of the ensemble in general. For container landing, dwarf varieties are best. If the minimum bloom is required, gardeners prefer the Tardiva variety. And only when all these moments are taken into account, you can think – like culture is subjective or not.
Additional about the varieties of hydrangea, look in the following video.