Hydrangea arborescens
(smooth hydrangea)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

‘Annabelle,’ with round heads 8 to 12 inches across; 3 to 5 feet by 5 feet or more; ‘Dardom’ (White Dome) with showy sterile flowers sprinkled into domes of fertile flowers; 3 to 5 feet; ‘Invincibelle Spirit,’ deep pink

Height: 2 – 3 feet


Spread:  9 feet


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: KS, IA


Fruit: none


Comments & Cautions:
species has been all but replaced by showy cultivars but reversion often occurs; cut close to ground each spring for best flowering and foliage


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

rounded; erect, usually unbranched stems that sucker to form colonies

Foliage

large, dull green leaves with pointed tips; bold texture

Flowers

symmetrical rounded heads 4 to 6 inches across; buds are chartreuse, opening to small white fertile flowers and persisting through winter; June-September

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