Bred in France over 100 years ago, award-winning Hydrangea 'Madame Emile Mouillere' (Hydrangea macrophylla) is a heavy-flowering shrub which bears rounded clusters of white sterile florets and serrated sepals turning to pink in the sun. Blooming for months from summer to fall in hardiness zones 5-9, it provides additional interest in the fall when its dark green foliage, with serrate leaves, slowly turns orange or red.
- This deciduous shrub enjoys a round, bushy habit, typically growing up to 6 feet tall (180 cm) and 6-8 feet wide (180 - 240 cm) and was granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities in 1993.
- A part shade lover, it is best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Full sun is tolerated if constant moisture is provided.
- Perfect from foundation plantings to container plantings. Massed in a sheltered location or as an accent plant. Effective as a hedge and makes great cut flowers too!
- Excellent resistance to insects and diseases.
- Remove spent flowers to promote new blooms.
- This beautiful shrub should only be pruned to shape in summer to avoid cutting next year's flower buds
- Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.