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Pistachio's first day in-ground!

Posted by Springwood_Gardens 6B Pittsburgh (My Page) on
Fri, May 24, 13 at 20:10

Here's a picture of my freshly-planted H. mac. 'Schloss Wackerbarth' a.k.a. 'Horwack' a.k.a. 'Pistachio'

It's supposed to have a low-spreading profile, and the potted specimen was already beginning to follow suit. Aside from the lateral growth at the base, the majority of it is tightly-clustered upright spires (hence being named after a castle, I suppose!). It does not grow thick stems but the stems are very rigid and sturdy. The leaves are also thick, small, and cupped, with a red tinge around the edges. There are a bunch of buds on this, but it's a bit too early to report anything on blooms. But I will continue to post back with its progression into the Summer.

For comparison, on the left in the picture is its other new neighbor 'Hortmahar' (opening cream-colored), with arborescens 'Annabelle' behind and 'Blue Cassel' to the right.

This Winter I'm simply going to throw some leaves on it and see how it does. Most everything on this north-facing hillside garden dies back quite a bit, so I'd be surprised if that isn't repeated here.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Pistachio's first day in-ground!

I want one of those so much! I can't wait to see the flowers on it. My 'Together Forever' is getting ready to bloom. It's from the same people. The foliage on these is so healthy.

My Pistachio Hydrangea in Oregon

I have this hydrangea and it is in bloom with lot's of blooms on it. It is still in a pot since I don't know where to plant it as yet. The buds are turning red and it is beautiful. Hope you can see the picture?

RE: Pistachio's first day in-ground!

Wow, that color really reminds me of the nut of the same name.

RE: Pistachio's first day in-ground!

Check it out! Old wood blooms below, new wood buds appearing up atop new stems. F&E should just scrap the Red program; it's a loser compared to this.

My phone's camera may have made the blooms appear magenta, but they are fire-engine red, with the fluorescence of red knockout roses!

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