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Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White, often known as simply Hydrangea Teller White, is a popular lace-cap variety of hydrangea with magnificent heads of bright white flowers. Hydrangea Teller White is a deciduous well-rounded shrub with dark green tapering leaves that are the perfect backdrop for its bright snowy-white cupped blooms. You can expect Hydrangea Teller White to flower in the early summer right through to autumn. Whilst hydrangeas are known for their ability to change colour depending on the soil ph, Hydrangea Teller White’s main flowers do not change shade. Its small rounded centre florets, which are fertile, will turn pink in alkaline to neutral soil or blue in acid soils, but this does not influence the snowball white effect because the fertile florets are very small. Flowering each year a Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White lends a structural shape to the back of a mixed border and sits easily with flowers of all shades. It looks particularly good with pink and blue hydrangeas and will reach approximately four feet in height.
Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White Hardiness Levels Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White is hardy in all of the UK. It can tolerate most aspects from dappled shade to full sun, but will need watering if it’s planted in full sunlight or the flowers will drop.
How To Use Hydrangea Teller White Hydrangeas are good plants to use in mixed borders or to cover a difficult spot. They require little effort once established and will grow into a good-sized clump without needing much care. The Teller White variety is perfect for an ever-popular white border design as its blooms do not change shade. You can grow Hydrangea Teller White in containers as long as they are thoroughly watered and fed during the summer months. They make dramatic ‘bookends’ for a patio door or garden path. Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White’s small fertile flowers are fragrant and attract pollinators. The blooms are excellent for cut flower displays and dry well for use in everlasting displays.
How To Care For Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White prefers moist well-drained soil, but can manage in most aspects. It does prefer shelter from strong winds which can prevent flower development and damage blooms. Hydrangeas can be left without pruning but if you need to manage its height or shape prune in winter when the flowering season has finished. Most plants appreciate a mulch of well-rotted compost in the early spring and Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White is no exception. Place some horse manure or compost around the root surface and gently fork it in with a trowel. The result is bigger and whiter showy blooms.
Hydrangea Macrophylla Teller White is a dramatically bright statement in the garden and is a good choice for shady areas that need lightening. It lacy white flower display is a real eye catcher. This coupled with its easy-to-care-for nature makes Hydrangea Teller White an excellent flowering shrub.