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Common Name: Bigleaf Hydrangea

Species Name: Hydrangea macrophylla

Family Name: Hydrangeaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Japan
Sun Preference Shade
Susceptibility Over wintering the flower buds is the biggest problem; endless summer produces flowers on old and new wood so it should flower even if flower buds get killed over the winter



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 6-foot diameter, 6-foot height
    • Leaves: Large, coarsely toothed ovate opposite leaves; leaf margins toothed



Soil Preference Moist, well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6
Notes Below pH 5.5 hydrangeas generally produce blue flowers, above 5.5 pink flowers


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