Hydrangea arborenscens
Smooth Hydrangea

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White (Flowers are dull white borne in 4-6" diameter, much branching, flattish corymbs)
Green (Leaves are dark green in Summer)
Brown (Capsules, 8-10 ribbed. )
 Ultimate Height:
3-5 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
3-5 feet
Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil
Eastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are opposite, simple, ovate to elliptic, serrate, acuminate, rounded to cordate at the base, dark green above, 2 to 8" long and 2 to 6" wide. Flowers are dull white borne on 4-6" diameter, flattish corymbs. Fruits are capsules, 8 to 10 ribbed, not ornamentally important. Young stems are gray-brown and smooth, maturing to brown and exfoliating.

Additional Information

The Smooth Hydrangea is an Indiana native found along woodlands and waterways with rocky soils. The flowers of Hydrangea arborescens can be large and heavy, bending stems to the ground. Best used in a shady area or along foundations of buildings for some support. This plant often gets cut back hard to the ground in late winter to maintain a neat look and to promote vigorous flowering the following summer. Hydrangea arborescens is a fast grower and it can grow 3-5' tall in a single growing season.

4 Hydrangea arborenscens found

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