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Hydrangea 'Preziosa' - 3lt

Hydrangea 'Preziosa' - 3lt

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Hydrangea 'Preziosa' is a distinctive and enchanting deciduous shrub, celebrated for its changing hues and vibrant presence in the garden. Native to Asia, this variety has gained popularity in the UK for its adaptability and striking aesthetics.

The 'Preziosa' cultivar is known for its compact and rounded form, reaching an average height and spread of 1.2 metres (4 feet). This makes it an excellent choice for small gardens, borders, or as a standout feature in larger landscapes. The plant's foliage is a deep green, transforming into a rich burgundy-red in autumn, adding seasonal interest and visual appeal.

One of the most remarkable features of Hydrangea 'Preziosa' is its flowers. Blooming from mid-summer to early autumn, the flowers undergo a fascinating colour transformation. Initially, the mophead blooms appear in shades of pink, gradually deepening to a rosy red and eventually turning a rich purple as they mature. This dynamic colour change is influenced by the soil's pH level, with more acidic soils intensifying the pink and red hues.

'Preziosa' hydrangeas prefer a position with partial shade to full sun, thriving in moist, well-drained soils rich in organic matter. They are relatively low-maintenance, requiring regular watering during dry spells and a light prune in early spring to remove dead or damaged stems and to shape the plant.

This variety is also prized for its resilience. It is hardy in most parts of the UK, tolerating temperatures down to -15°C (5°F). Additionally, it is moderately resistant to pests and diseases, making it a reliable choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

In summary, Hydrangea 'Preziosa' offers a captivating display of changing colours and robust growth. Its adaptability, striking blooms, and seasonal foliage make it a versatile and appealing addition to any garden, providing year-round interest and a touch of elegance.

  • Common Name

    Hydrangea 'Preziosa'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, Netherlands

  • Flower

    Rounded clusters of rose-pink sterile flowers, becoming reddish-purple with age

  • Foliage

    bronze young leaves which turn deep red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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