• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Large, Showy Flowers
    Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hy-DRAIN-juh Ser-RAH-tuh
    Plant type:Hydrangea, Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring to Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Arborvitae (Thuja); Boxwood (Buxus); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Apply mulch to keep root zone cool during summer. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed regularly during growing season. Prune to shape in midsummer immediately after flowering. Remove weak, winter-damaged stems in early spring.
    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 shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    As a species, Hydrangea serrata are more stem hardy than the H. macrophylla varieties.


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