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Hydrangea Magic Pillow
Hydrangea Magic Pillow
Hydrangea Magic Pillow

Hydrangea 'Magic Pillow'

Perfect In Pots
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A wonderful low growing, ground cover hydrangea.
  • Magnificent pillows for stunning flower that are mauve-blue in acid soil and soft pink in alkaline conditions.
  • Incredible autumn foliage in an explosion of fiery shades in red, orange and purple.
  • Perfect for a lightly shaded spot away from full sunshine, in a deep border, bank or woodland garden.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready for planting and growing to a height of 60cm (2ft) and spread of 1.2m (4ft).
19cm Pot - Item: 511196
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Product Description

‘Magic Pillow’ is a very unusual, low growing ground cover hydrangea that’s native to the hillsides of Korea and Japan.

Living up to its name beautifully, it’s covered in abundant flowers from June until September, creating a wonderful pillow of colour. The flower colour changes depending on the acidity of the soil. Alkaline soils will produce gorgeous pink blooms, whilst acid soil will give you strikingly bright mauve-blue. The flower heads open from the outside inwards, becoming fully with each day and although the stems are shorter than most hydrangeas, the flowers still make excellent cut flowers and dry well too.

The foliage is lush and green with serrated leaves in spring and summer, and in autumn it transforms to incredible flaming red, orange and purple before they fall. As with all hydrangeas, the faded flowers look spectacular if left on the plant over winter.

‘Magic Pillow’ is an excellent ground covering shrub that will keep weeds under control and look particularly good at the front of a deep border or on a bank. Preferring light shade over full sun, it’s also an ideal shrub for a woodland style garden.

Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, ready for planting and growing to a height of 60cm (2ft) and spread of 1.2m (4ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 511196 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • If you want to choose the colour of the flowers, grow in a pot so that you can control the soil.

Care Guide

Planting Advice

  • Hydrangea ‘Magic Pillow’ will do best in a clay-like, fertile soil, although it’ll do well in most soils as long as it is well drained, and in partial shade.
  • Just plant in position, water well, and add a general-purpose fertiliser or our own specialist hydrangea feed - they’ll burst into growth and flower profusely all summer!

Aftercare Advice

  • Hardy in the UK, frost can cause a lot of damage to young buds, reducing the number of flowers, so protect your plant with fleece if freezing weather is likely.
  • Another way to prevent damage is to leave flowering stems in place until spring.
  • Hydrangeas are moisture-loving plants, so remember to water regularly and deeply especially for container plants.

Pruning

  • Pruning is simple, just trim off last year’s flower heads in spring.
  • As this hydrangea flower on the current season’s growth, cut out 1 or 2 of the oldest stems, in spring, at the base to encourage the production of new, replacement growth that will carry more flowers.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
120cm
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Hydrangea 'Magic Pillow'
Hydrangea 'Magic Pillow'
19cm Pot
Item: 511196
RRP £24.99
Deal Price £12.49
Save: £12.50 - 50%