Hydrangea arborescens/Mountain Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens / Hydrangea arborescens
A planting of the native mountain hydrangeas
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A planting of the native mountain hydrangeas

Mountain hydrangeas in a woodland setting a preferred habitat

A shrub late in the season when flowers begin to fade

An inflorescence with a few sterile flowers and many fertile flowers

A close-up image of an inflorescence

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Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens
Common Name: Mountain Hydrangea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Do not do well in full sunlight in zones 7 and 8. This easy to grow hydrangea stays in flower for several weeks in late spring and summer, with dried seed heads persisting into winter. They are adapted to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions.