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Pink Hydrangea Shrub

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  • Now From £14.99 (ex VAT)
  • RRP £22.49 (ex VAT)

Hydrangeas are a popular flowering shrub that has become increasingly more fashionable in recent years, as more subspecies are developed through cross-breeding to increase hardiness and the range of colour shades available. Our Pink Hydrangeas are all different subspecies of Hydrangeas marcrophylla or Mophead Hydrangeas, all with similarly large, globular Pink flower clusters.  

  • Best Features: Hardy and Slow-Growing, Very Low Maintenance 
  • Ideal For: Garden features, patios, perennial borders, alongside buildings
  • Growth Rate: Slow | 10-20cm per year
  • Position: Any non-chalky, moist or well-drained soil in a full sun or partially shaded position, which can be in either a sheltered or exposed position. 
  • Also Consider: Our Blue Hydrangea Shrub variety or Philadelphus 'Belle Étoile' which is also part of the Hydrangeaceae family. For a wider range of colours, we also have a selection of Rhododendrons, as well as other Flowering Shrubs

Pink Hydrangea Shrub description

Pink Hortensia Hydrangeas, often known as Mophead Hydrangeas, are planted primarily for their vivid flowers, which have a globular clustering habit. A shrubby forming plant, Pink Hydrangeas flower from mid-spring to later autumn. From several generations of cross-breeding over recent years, the Hydrangea pots we sell today are much hardier than the delicate flowers your grandmother used to grow. Like the other Hydrangeas we sell, our Pink Hydrangea are great for planting in flower beds and or as a patio shrub in one of our decorative pots.

How to use Pink Hydrangea in your planting scheme

Pink Hydrangeas can add instant impact to your garden and is sure to spark some jealousy amongst the neighbours with their striking Pink Flowers. The vast majority of Mophead Hydrangeas are either pink or blue, the colour of which is determined by the soil acidity. A more acidic or higher pH soil will suit Pink Hydrangeas, whereas a more alkaline or lower pH soil is better suited to Blue Hydrangeas. Planting out Pink Hydrangeas in a low pH soil may mean they flower as Blue Hydrangeas the following Spring. To prevent this, you can either raise the pH level by using Seaweed Bio-Stimulant Fertiliser, or simply keep Pink Hydrangeas in one of our decorative pots.

Combine Pink Hydrangeas with

A versatile shrub, our Pink Hydrangeas look great when combined with any of our other flowering shrubs, or used to punctuate the end of a hedgerow.

Growth rate of Pink Hydrangea Shrub

Pink Hydrangea is a slow-growing species, achieving between 10-20cm growth per year in ideal conditions.

How to care for Pink Hydrangea Shrub

For a flowering shrub that is slow-growing like Pink Hydrangea, pruning is not normally required for a number of years until the plant becomes much larger. Dead-heading is recommended in late winter to early spring once new growth starts, rather than straight after they have flowered. Leaving dead flower heads on mophead Hydradreas over autumn and the majority of winter helps to protect them against frost. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Pink Hydrangea Shrub

Planting density for Pink Hydrangea Shrubs is really down to personal preference. Your Pink Hydrangea Shrubs will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Pink Hydrangea Shrubs are available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can't find exactly what you're looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our Hydrangeas are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy Hydrangeas from us with complete confidence.

 

Delivery Cost

  • Orders £50 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £50 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Free delivery over £150

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.

Returns

We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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