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Hydrangea spp

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Hydrangea spp
Principal Common Name Hydrangea
Common Name(s) Hydrangea
Synonym
Description Hydrangea is a shrub that is generally 3-9 ft tall with very large simple leaves and in spring form large flowerheads at the end of the stems. Generally, some can produce two types of flowers,small fertile flowers in the middle of the flowerhead, and large, sterile bract-like around the edge of the each flower head. Other species have all fertile flower and they are all the same size. Flower color rances from white to pink, red, purple and blue.
General Comments In some species the exact color often depends on the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple.
Origin
Nativity Asia
Height Range 3 - 9 FT
Spread Range 3 - 9
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Round : Toothed
Form
Flower Color Blue : Pink : Purple : Red : White
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Partial Shade : Full sun on coast - shade inland desert
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Container Plant : Dried Flower : Flower

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