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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sumida No Hanabi’

Bigleaf Hydrangea 'Sumida No Hanabi', Lacecap Hydrangea 'Sumida No Hanabi', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fuji Waterfall', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Shooting Star', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fireworks'

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Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Sumida No Hanabi', Bigleaf Hydrangea 'Sumida No Hanabi', Lacecap Hydrangea 'Sumida No Hanabi', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fuji Waterfall', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Shooting Star', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi', White flowers, White Hydrangea

A very appealing lacecap hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sumida No Hanabi’ is a vigorous deciduous shrub laden with large, incredibly flat inflorescences, up to 10 in. across (22 cm), from early summer to early fall. The flower heads are composed of showy, double florets dangling from long pedicels and radiating around a central cluster of tiny, fertile, double flowers. Depending on soil pH, the star-shaped blossoms can be white, pale pink, or pale blue. The foliage of large, shiny dark green leaves with serrated margins beautifully frames the profuse blossoms. ‘Sumida No Hanabi’ is an outstanding landscape shrub for lightly shaded gardens or containers. Great for cutting, its flowers can be used fresh or in dried flower arrangements. A good selection for coastal gardens since this plant can handle salty winds.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • This deciduous shrub has a round, bushy habit, typically growing up to 3-6 ft. tall and wide (90-180 cm)
  • A part shade lover, it is best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant of sun if the soil remains moist.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Watch for aphids, capsid bug, hydrangea scale and vine weevil.
  • Perfect from foundation plantings to container plantings. Massed in a sheltered location or as an accent plant.
  • 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.
  • 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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Hydrangea care: Cultivating these beautiful flowers requires attention and finesse to thrive. Here are some tips on how to plant and grow hydrangea successfully.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 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 Hydrangeaceae
Genus Hydrangea
Common names Mophead Hydrangea, Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal 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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 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 Hydrangeaceae
Genus Hydrangea
Common names Mophead Hydrangea, Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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