Mountain Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Beni Gaku'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: serrata (sair-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Beni Gaku
Additional cultivar information:(aka Benigaku, Rosalba)
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mentone, Alabama

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Southold, New York

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Albany, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Charleston, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Arlington, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Kirkland, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 26, 2007, felicia014 from Ridgefield, CT wrote:

The lacecaps start out blue, blooms change to a variety of colors (right now they are rosy pink, nearly red). Beautiful leaf color in fall. Very little browsing problems with my troublesome deer. I have two of these in my side garden now, but plan to move them this fall to my front bed to fill some gaps and let everyone enjoy them!

Positive

On Jun 6, 2005, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Flower color is quite variable. Mine are in their 2nd year. The 1st year I was VERY disappointed because the blooms were just a very pale lavendar. But this year...WOW!!! I have pale pink, bright pink, sky blue, lavendar, etc all on the same plant! So if you plant this one and get boring blooms the 1st year, be patient.