Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata'
Variegated Bigleaf Hydrangea

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Blue;purple;pink (Blue flowers - acidic soil; purple flowers - slightly acidic soil; pink flowers - alkaline soil; summer)
Green (Variegated summer foliage); Yellow (Fall; pale yellow, generally not overwhelming)
Brown (Capsule; not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
3-5 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
3-5 feet
Needs moist organic soil; highly acidic soil (pH 5.0-5.5) = blue flowers, slightly acidic soil (pH 5.5-6.0) = purple flowers, alkaline soil (pH 6.0-6.5) = pink flowers
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (4-8" long by 3-6" wide) are simple, serrated, and opposite in arrangement with creamy white margins. Large leaf scars. Stems emerge from ground with few branches. Flower panicles persist.

Additional Information

This cultivar has beautiful variegated foliage and lacecap flowers. An acidic soil will produce a very blue colored flower, and alkaline pink. High quality foliage. Lower flower production in cold climates, and performs poorly on hot dry sites. A few pest problems, including scale, mites, powdery mildew, and leaf spot.

1 Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata' found

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