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Hydrangea macrophylla Wedding Gown™

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A very elegant white hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla Wedding Gown™ is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub laden with domed flower heads from late spring until mid-fall. Blooming on both old wood and new shoots, the blossoms are composed of showy, pure white, double florets radiating around a central cluster of tiny, fertile, pale green buds, later opening to small, double flowers. Flower heads may turn pale green, then red in the fall. The profuse blossoms are beautifully framed by the foliage of large, oval, dark green leaves with serrated margins. ‘Wedding Gown’ 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.

  • 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 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm)
  • Performs best in sun to part shade in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of sun if the soil remains moist.
  • Perfect from foundation plantings to container plantings. Massed in a sheltered location or as an accent plant.
  • No routine pruning is necessary. Remove diseased, damaged, congested, or crossing shoots. Prune in late winter or early spring if necessary.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Watch for aphids, capsid bug, glasshouse red spider mite and hydrangea scale.
  • 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.

Hydrangea: Plant Care and Growing Guide


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 Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spacing 36" - 60"
(90cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, 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.
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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 Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spacing 36" - 60"
(90cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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Do I Need?
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