Ayesha Hydrangea – Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’

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Ayesha Hydrangea, native to Japan, is renowned for its unique cup-shaped flowers, which vary in colour based on soil pH. It’s a favourite in various landscape designs for its ornamental value, attracts pollinators, and thrives in well-drained, moist soil, adding a distinctive touch to any garden.

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Ayesha Hydrangea – Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’

The Ayesha Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’, is a distinctive variety native to Japan, famed for its unique cup-shaped flowers.

Features ‘Ayesha’ is celebrated for its unusual mophead flowers, which bloom in summer. The blooms have a distinctive cupped shape and can be pink, blue, or lilac, depending on the soil’s pH. Acidic soils produce blue flowers, while alkaline soils result in pink or lilac hues. This hydrangea has a moderate growth rate and bears large, glossy green leaves that contrast beautifully with the textured blooms. It doesn’t produce berries or nuts. The plant has a smooth bark and a well-established root system. The foliage stays vibrant throughout the season, and the hydrangea does not have thorns.

Benefits for Nature Ayesha Hydrangea is attractive to pollinators, including bees and butterflies, due to its flowers. While not a significant nectar producer, its dense foliage offers shelter to wildlife. The plant is largely non-toxic, making it a safe addition to diverse gardens.

Landscaping and Design In landscaping, Ayesha Hydrangea is valued for its ornamental flowers, ideal for adding texture and colour to garden borders, containers, or as a feature plant. It complements a variety of garden styles, from formal to cottage gardens, and pairs well with other perennials and shrubs.

Preferred Conditions Ayesha Hydrangea thrives in moist, well-drained soil, preferring partial sun to partial shade. It’s adaptable to various soil types, but the flower colour is influenced by soil pH, with more acidic conditions favouring blue flowers. Regular watering, particularly in dry conditions, is important for maintaining the health of the plant. It can tolerate some wind and urban pollution but benefits from a sheltered position to protect its delicate blooms.

Fun Fact about Ayesha Hydrangea A unique aspect of Ayesha Hydrangea is the texture of its flowers – the cupped petals are reminiscent of lilac blossoms, a rare trait among hydrangeas, making it a standout variety in the hydrangea family.

Summary Ayesha Hydrangea, native to Japan, is renowned for its unique cup-shaped flowers, which vary in colour based on soil pH. It’s a favourite in various landscape designs for its ornamental value, attracts pollinators, and thrives in well-drained, moist soil, adding a distinctive touch to any garden.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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