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Native to Japan, this variety goes by many names including bigleaf, mophead, and lacecap hydrangea. Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) is distinctive and elegant and most recognizable for its unique inflorescence as well as its broad, ovoid leaves and vivid blooms.

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Discover the Beauty of Bigleaf Hydrangeas

Originating from Japan, the Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) enchants with its versatility and elegance. This captivating variety, also known as mophead or French hydrangea, boasts distinctive features such as its unique inflorescence and broad, ovoid leaves that beautifully complement its vibrant blooms.

Versatile and Vibrant Blooms

Discover the seasonal splendor of Bigleaf Hydrangeas with their versatile and vibrant blooms. Thriving in various soil pH levels, these enchanting flowers offer striking blue or charming pink hues. Explore how soil pH affects flower color and create an enchanting garden display that captivates visitors and attracts pollinators.

Caring for Your Bigleaf Hydrangea

Ensure the continued beauty of your Bigleaf Hydrangea with proper care:

  • Optimal Growing Conditions: Plant in well-drained soil with morning sun and afternoon shade for best results.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during hot and dry periods. Mulch around the base to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Soil pH Management: Adjust soil pH to influence flower color. For blue blooms, maintain acidic soil with aluminum sulfate. For pink blooms, add lime to raise the pH.
  • Pruning: Prune after flowering to remove spent blooms and shape the plant. Avoid pruning in late summer or fall, as this may remove next year's flower buds.


Gardener's Delight

Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting your journey, the allure of Hydrangea macrophylla varieties is undeniable. With the option to adjust soil pH with lime and the anticipation of pink or blue blooms, these hydrangeas never fail to captivate. Experience the joy of growing and caring for Bigleaf Hydrangeas, adding elegance and charm to your garden landscape.

Discover tips to ensure your hydrangeas thrive, from soil preparation to pruning techniques, by following our expert advice on the Hydrangea Planting and General Care Guide and the How to Prune Hydrangea Plants blog. 

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