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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillere’

Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea 'Mme Emile Mouillere'

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Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Madame Emile Mouillere', Hydrangea Madame Emile Mouillere, Bigleaf Hydrangea Madame Emile Mouillere, Mophead Hydrangea Madame Emile Mouillere, white hydrangea
Endless Summer Hydrangea, Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Endless Summer', Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Bailmer', Bigleaf Hydrangea Endless Summer, Mophead Hydrangea Endless Summer, Hydrangea Shrub

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 has 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
  • 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 5 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeaceae
Genus Hydrangea
Common names French Hydrangea, Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spacing 72" - 96"
(180cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeaceae
Genus Hydrangea
Common names French Hydrangea, Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spacing 72" - 96"
(180cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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