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Hydrangea ‘Masja’ macrophylla

This dramatic, vivid red Mophead is considered one of the best!
‘Masja’ macrophylla – a bigleaf mophead hydrangea that produces vivid red to deep purple flowers and has glossy dark green leaves. This is a deciduous shrub with broadly ovate leaves. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears deep red mop-head blooms. Hydrangea ‘Masja’ is part of the Hortensia or mophead group (large sterile florets arranged in globular or “mophead”-like panicles). ‘Masja’ makes a big impression while staying compact for the smallest of garden spaces and it has a rounded habit that typically grows 3-4′ tall. This vivid hydrangea is a hardy, easy to grow and compact plant great for small gardens and containers; loads of ball-shaped blooms against dark green glossy foliage; flowers may be purple in more acidic soil; blooms on old wood. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from mophead to lacecap from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
HG494BAG Hydrangea 'Masja' macrophylla 4 29 $33.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Hydrangea macrophylla 'Masja'
Common Name Bigleaf Hydrangea
Family Hydrangeaceae (hydrangea family)
Size 4" pot (Root established)
Height 3-4'
Spacing 3-5'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Partial Shade. Hydrangeas benefit from some shade in the middle of the afternoon, especially in hotter regions.
Foliage Glossy, rich-green
Flower 4-6" - Vivid-red to deep-purple in summer; Dark-red in autumn
Bloomtime summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Hydrangeas should be planted in moist, rich, well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. When planting your Hydrangea, the crown (where the stem meets the roots) should be placed just below ground level. Planting deeper can cause the roots to rot. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Once the shrub is placed in the hole, tamp the soil down around it and water. It is a good idea to mulch your hydrangea to help the soil to retain moisture. It should also be fertilized with a light fertilizer in March, May, and July. Hydrangeas require moderate watering during the growing season.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spot, and mildew. Aphids are occasional visitors.