Hydrangea Quadricolor


An unusual shrub, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Quadricolor’ has very attractive green leaves with eye-catching white, grey and pale yellow variegation which are particularly colourful when they first emerge in Spring. Established plant have pale pink or blue (depending on soil pH) lace-cap flowers in summer.

2 in stock


We’ve had H.‘Quadricolor’ in our garden for over 30 years. The original plant was gifted to us when a dear friend moved to the US in the early 1990’s and has been a firm favourite ever since. H.Quadricolor is the lacecap Hydrangea with the most dramatically variegated leaves, beating out ‘Variegata’ for the honour. The leaves have shades of white to cream with light and dark green. Pink or blue flower colour is determined by soil pH. Hydrangeas do best in moist, well drained, moderately fertile soil that is rich in humus. Protection from winter winds and extreme cold is best.

  • Position: Partial to heavy shade
  • Soil: Fertile, Moist, well drained
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Flowering period: Summer
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Pot size: 2L
  • Eventual height & spread: 1m x 1m