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White Bigleaf Hydrangea The flower color of a bigleaf hydrangea is determined by the soil pH and by the amount of aluminum in the soil (unless it is a white-flowering variety, which has no pigment and is not affected). Bigleaf hydrangea,Geotagged,Hydrangea macrophylla,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

White Bigleaf Hydrangea

The flower color of a bigleaf hydrangea is determined by the soil pH and by the amount of aluminum in the soil (unless it is a white-flowering variety, which has no pigment and is not affected).

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  1. Beautiful and educational post. But why are they called Bigleaf ;) Posted 6 years ago
    1. Ha ha. When a husband drinks too much and comes home he will see all the leaves bigger than they really are ;) Posted 6 years ago
      1. That probably explains why I asked :) Posted 6 years ago

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''Hydrangea macrophylla'' is a species of ''Hydrangea'' native to Japan. Common names include Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Penny Mac and Hortensia. It is widely cultivated in many parts of the world in many climates.

''Hydrangea macrophylla'' blossoms can be either pink, blue, or purple shades, depending on a pH-dependent mobilization and uptake of soil aluminium into the plants.

Similar species: Cornales
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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By Frankhuizen Photography

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Uploaded Jun 28, 2012. Captured Jun 28, 2012 16:22 in Buitenwiek 24, 6003 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm