Hills-of-snow hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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Hills-of-snow hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora')
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Synonyms:  'Hills-of-Snow' Hydrangea
Genus:  Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens is a southeastern U.S. native shrub with a rounded habit to 5 feet tall and domes of creamy white flowers over a long period beginning in early summer. The cultivar 'Grandiflora' has larger, showier flowerheads than the species. They grow to 6 to 8 inches across.  
Care:  Smooth hydrangea is good for grouping a few plants in the lawn or in a mixed shrub border, and prefers shade from midday sun. It blooms on current season's wood throughout the summer, and is best pruned to 6" high in early spring.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems:  Gray mold, slugs, powdery mildew, rust, ringspot virus, leaf spots.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Screening
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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