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Why Plant Hydrangea?

The Hydrangea that we grow are unrivaled in their beauty, versatility and hardiness.  They are composed of a wide array of plants that can be grouped by their species.  They all perform well in part shade and many in full sun or full shade as well. Bloom time varies from late spring to summer depending on the cultivar. Flowers are gorgeous and long blooming.  They age gracefully as the season progresses and do not lose their beauty.  They are easy to grow and require little maintenance.

Hydrangea macrophylla - Bigleaf Hydrangea

  • grows part shade to shade
  • color is often pH dependent
  • these Hydrangea re-bloom and are more bud hardy than older cultivars
Hydrangea macrophylla STAR GAZER

Hydrangea paniculata - Panicle Hydrangea

  • Grows sun to shade
  • Flowers age from white to various shades of pink - dependent on the cultivar.
  • Cultivars differ in bloom time and mature size.
  • Extremely easy to grow.
  • Prune hard in spring.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’
Hydrangea paniculata Pillow Talk
Hydrangea paniculata  'Little Quick Fire’ 
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Magical Candle’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Magical Flame'
No photo available Hydrangea paniculata ‘Silver Dollar’
Since one of the main differences in Panicle Hydrangeas is their size, the chart below lists them from shortest to tallest.
Botanical Name Size 
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Magical Flame’ 3 to 4 ft by 4 to 5 ftfff
Hydrangea paniculata ‘ Little Quick Fire’ 3 to 5 ft by 3 to 5 ft
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ 3 to 5 ft by 3 to 5 ft
Hydrangea paniculata 'Magical Candle' 5 to 6 ft
Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire' 6 Ft.
Hydrangea paniculata Pillow Talk 6 to 8 ft by 6 to 8 ft
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Silver Dollar’ 12 to 15 Ft.

 

Hydrangea arborescens - Smooth Hydrangea

  • Grows sun to shade
  • native plant
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Hydrangea arborescens   ‘Haas Halo’
Hydrangea arborescens  Invincibelle ‘Ruby’

 

Hydrangea involucrata - Bracted Hydrangea

  • one of the rarer hydrangeas
  • smaller in stature
  • blooms later with a very floriferous display
Hydrangea involucrata Blue BunnyTM

 

Hydrangea quercifolia - Oakleaf Hydrangea

  • Grows sun to shade
  • A native plant
  • Foliage turns dark burgundy in the fall
  • No pruning required.
  • wide range of mature sizes dependent on the cultivar.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Amethyst’


Image courtesy of  Griffith Propagation Nursery, Inc.

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’

Image courtesy of  Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.

No photo available
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Queen of Hearts'
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’


Image courtesy of  Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
Since one of the main differences in Oak Leaf Hydrangeas is their size, the chart below lists them from shortest to tallest.
Botanical Name Size 
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' 3 to 4 ft by 2.5 to 3 ft
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’  3.5 Ft by 5 Ft
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Amethyst’ 6 Ft. x 3 to 5 Ft.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Queen of Hearts’ 6.5 Ft by 9 Ft

 

Hydrangea anomela subsp. petiolaris

Climbing Hydrangea

  • A large woody vine for shade or part shade
  • Needs no trellis and does not damage structure
  • Very hardy
  • Large clusters of lacy white flowers in summer
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

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