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Waxy deep red flowers

Hydrangea macrophylla Chocolate™

A definite advancement in flower color, Magical® Chocolate offers new possibilities for garden combinations.

Chocolate raspberry truffles anyone? A real breakthrough in the world of Hydrangea breeding, Magical®️ Chocolate is quite a delicacy! Hard, latex-like flowers open to ruddy red with green brush strokes, held by strong, upright stems. A repeat bloomer, the color play from Magical®️ Chocolate will give you months of enjoyment in your garden or in a pot on your patio.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Magical® Chocolate hydrangea
  • Botanical Name

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hokomachoko' PPAF
  • Type

    Shrub
  • Bloom Time

    Summer on old and new wood
  • Bloom Color

    Deep red

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Summer on old and new wood
  • Size

    3' tall by 3' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    5-9
  • Light

    Part sun-prefers afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, containers, cutting gardens, foundations, mass plantings, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings
  • Pruning

    If you live in the North: Cut off any dead wood in late May, after the leaves have started to unfurl. If you live in the South: Should you see any dead wood, prune it back to live wood in early spring, after the leaves have started to unfurl.

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