Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea family
Hydrangeaceae

There are many garden varieties of Hydrangea derived from plants originally from Japan and China. The colour of the flower can change with the acidity of the soil - blue flowers indicate an acid soil, and pink flowers a neutral soil.

If you visit Trebah in mid to late summer, you will see a particularly impressive display of two acres of blue, white and pink hydrangeas. Some are also sweetly scented.