|Scientific Name||Hydrangea spp|
|Principal Common Name||Hydrangea|
|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.|
|Height Range||3 - 9 FT|
|Spread Range||3 - 9|
|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|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green|
|Leaf Texture||Coarse : Round : Toothed|
|Flower Color||Blue : Pink : Purple : Red : White|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Partial Shade : Full sun on coast - shade inland desert|
|Outstanding Features||Color : Container Plant : Dried Flower : Flower|
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