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PlantFiles: Mophead Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: serrata (sair-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Preziosa
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pink Beauty)

Synonym:Hydrangea macrophylla
Synonym:Hydrangea serrata

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rkwright85 On Jun 11, 2012, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Unique and interesting hydrangea. Has darker foliage, deep red stems and flowers that change colors throughout the summer. Grows fine for me in zone 5 with careful siting and extra mulch to protect the stems in winter. Leaf mildew can be pretty bad towards the end of summer, especially in a shady spot. Very nice fall color.

Neutral pointgarden On Nov 11, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

One of my favorites changes from green to white, pink spots, pink,red and lastly burgandy.the onley downside is weak stems,give this one part shade and you won't be disapointed.

Positive Shirley1md On Aug 1, 2004, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is an excellent Hydrangea that has multi-seasonal interest. Beautiful mophead-like flowers during the Summer. In the Fall, the flowers, leaves and stems darken and take on a burgundy tone. I highly recommend this Hydrangea.

Neutral lupinelover On Jan 21, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The mophead flowers on this variety are smaller, more compact than most. Very elegant.


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

Mentone, Alabama
San Jose, California
Atlanta, Georgia
Petersburg, Indiana
Horton, Michigan
Glouster, Ohio
Newport, Rhode Island
Knoxville, Tennessee
Tomball, Texas
Lexington, Virginia

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