• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing, round shrub; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Cottage Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing, round shrub; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Holly (Ilex); Hosta (Hosta); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Sweetspire (Itea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil that is moist but not soggy. Apply mulch to conserve moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.