Species - seratta

This species is native of Japan and as much of both collecting from the wild and breeding of new cultivars has been carried out in Japan most have Japanese names.  They are mostley smaller and more delicately structured that H.macrophylla lacecaps.  Their leaves are smaller and thinner and often colour reddish in the autumn.  The flowers heads are also smaller and more delicate, however this does not distract from their beauty as there are plenty of stunningly beautiful cultivars now available.

Hydrangea serrata this time

A couple more pictures to whet your appetites.  The first one is Hydrangea serrata Beni Temari which you can find in the outer garden and the second is Hydrangea... Read more

serrata ‘Benigaku’

Bed N: Plant 03 A very old Japanese cultivar.  Flowers in June with few white ray florets wich age to pink.  Leaves turn reddish in the autumn. 1m UK... Read more

serrata ‘Bluebird’ (Japan)

Bed D: Plant 25 & Bed L: Plant 08 AGM 1984, 1992  AM 1960 A lovely small to medium shrub covered with pink or blue lacecap flowers, and leaves... Read more