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294-087D4   Hydrangea serrata 'Yae no Amacha'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )

Hydrangea serrata 'Yae no Amacha'
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The Japanese name indicates that this is a "double sweet tea" hydrangea. The term "yae" can indicate both partial and full doubling. In this case, the majority of the sterile florets have one additional sepal. Those florets that do not have the additional sepal appear to be slightly larger. The foliage is mid-green and only 4 to 4.5-inches long. The shrub is correspondingly of short stature. Although it is not large, it does not lack for ornamental interest because it continues to bloom throughout most of the summer. (With regard to the "sweet tea" hydrangeas, the leaves of some forms of H. serrata were used as a sweetener at one time in Japan. They were dried and cured and often used to make a sweet tea. Don't try eating the leaves. We have and they are very bitter.)

Summer.  32 in. x 45 in.

Soft Pink or Blue flowers

Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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