Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® Summer Crush®
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Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® Summer Crush®

Endless Summer Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea Summer Crush®, Mophead Hydrangea Summer Crush®, Hortensia Summer Crush®, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmacfive’


Prized for its intense, deep coloration, Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® Summer Crush® is a compact, deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of rounded flower heads densely packed with big raspberry red or neon purple florets. Blooming on both old and new growth, this reblooming hydrangea flowers consistently and provides gorgeous flowers all summer long, as flower buds are produced not only in the fall but also in spring and summer. The flowers are borne on strong, upright stems above the handsome foliage of dark green glossy leaves. Exceptionally cold hardy, with great disease resistance, especially to wilt, Summer Crush is great for smaller spaces in the garden and is the perfect size for patio containers.

  • Grows with an upright, rounded habit to 18-36 in. tall and wide (45-90 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade in humus rich, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Mulch annually in spring.
  • Perfect from foundation plantings to container plantings. Massed or as an accent plant. Excellent cut flowers too!
  • Remove spent flowers to promote new blooms.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, capsid bug, red spider mite, stem and bulb eelworm, vine weevil, scale insects, honey fungus, gray moulds, powdery mildews, leaf spot.
  • To change the color of your Hydrangea, add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make them pinker. Treatment should occur ahead of time (late fall or early spring)
  • This beautiful deciduous shrub should be pruned after flowering by cutting back the stems to a pair of healthy buds. Prune out weak or winter-damaged stems in early spring.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, or by hardwood cuttings in winter.
  • Hydrangea macrophylla species is native to Japan. It is reported from seaside habitats as well as mountains in Japan, from Honshu southwards. This species has naturalized in China, New Zealand and the Americas.
  • May cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 36" (45cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 36" (45cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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