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Cultural Details for Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fasan'

Common Name:
Fasan Bigleaf Hydrangea

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:
Spread may be equal to or greater than the height.

Flower Details:
Lacecap flower, red (alkaline soils) lilac to blue (acid soils) July-August. Flower colors are vivid, eye-catching against dark green glossy leaves.

Fruit Details:
Capsule, 0.25" to 0.3125" long, not showy.

Fall Color:
Not remarkable.

Bark Details:
Light, shiny, gray-or straw-brown color.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Hydrangeas are generally trouble-free and very rewarding. This cultivar may be susceptible to powdery mildew and late spring frosts.

Native Habitat:
One of 26 cultivars in the Teller series bred in Switzerland. The original hybrid names have Swiss or German names for birds. For example, 'Fasan' is translated as 'Pheasant' and is

Other Features:
synonymous with the cultivar name 'Twilight'

Culture and Care:
Transplant into moist, well-drained, soil which has been amended with peat moss or leaf mold; full sun or partial shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 54

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.