Seaside Serenade® Cape May Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata 'SMHSMAKF2MT' PP #30,020

SKU
40987
Very large lacecap blooms stand tall, supported by strong, extra thick stems. Flowers will be blue in acidic soils, and more pink in neutral to alkaline soils. Compact mounded form is ideal for borders. Serrated leaves show touches of red and burgundy in the sun, as they age. An exclusive Monrovia 2017 introduction. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationhye-DRAYN-jee-uh sair-AY-tuh
LoreAs a species, Hydrangea serrata are more stem hardy than the H. macrophylla varieties.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Arborvitae (Thuja); Boxwood (Buxus); Camellia (Camellia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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