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Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are irresistible shrubs with showy billowy blooms in clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites or lavender throughout summer and into fall. Easy to grow and vigorous, Hydrangeas are long-lived shrubs which come in various shapes (lacecap, oakleaf or mophead), enjoy almost any soil and tolerate wind and salt (perfect choice for coastal gardens). Perfect for foundation plantings, shrub borders or container plantings.

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Hydrangea 'Preziosa'

A fabulous serrata Hydrangea, 'Preziosa' is a compact deciduous shrub with small, rounded clusters, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), densely packed with sterile florets constantly changing color. Opening pale green, they quickly change to yellow, then cream and finally white, before turning pink, cherry red and finally wine-red. These color changes occur regardless of the soil pH

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Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

A very popular and elegant landscape plant, award-winning Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea) is a vigorous, large, deciduous climber that clings by aerial rootlets along the stems. Masses of fragrant white flowers held in flattened clusters, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), appear in late spring to early summer.

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' (Smooth Hydrangea)

A favorite of many gardeners - and deservedly so - Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' (Smooth Hydrangea) is an outstanding flowering shrub. In early summer, this small, bushy deciduous shrub produces huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. across (30 cm), that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Blooming for up to two months, the blossoms open lime-green, mature to brilliant white, then back to pale green in late summer before switching to a tan shade in the fall.

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Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea)

Hardy and adaptable, Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea) is a small, densely multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with large rounded clusters, up 6 in. across (15 cm), packed with delicate flowers on the ends of its branches.

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Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea)

Native to the Eastern United States, Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea) is a widely branched deciduous shrub, acclaimed for its creamy-white flower clusters that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Blooming profusely from early summer to fall, the distinctly domed to nearly rounded blossoms open lime-green, change to brilliant creamy-white before switching to a tan shade in the fall.

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Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball® (Smooth Hydrangea)

Noted for its upright stems that do not flop, Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball® (Smooth Hydrangea) is both a reliable and gorgeous flowering shrub. In early summer, this compact, deciduous shrub produces huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. across (30 cm), that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Blooming for up to two months, the blossoms open lime-green, mature to brilliant white, then back to pale green in late summer before switching to a tan shade in fall.

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Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball® Blush (Smooth Hydrangea)

Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball® Blush (Smooth Hydrangea) is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub boasting huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. across (30 cm), packed with silver pink florets in early summer. Opening from dark pink buds, the blossoms take on a greenish hue in late summer. They are borne on strong, sturdy stems that do not flop over and contrast nicely with the foliage of ovate, toothed leaves.

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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Mini Mauvette (Smooth Hydrangea)

Perfect for small gardens, Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Mini Mauvette (Smooth Hydrangea) is a small, bushy deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of rounded flower clusters packed with deep pink-mauve flowers. Blooming in nonstop waves from early summer until frost, the blossoms sit atop strong, sturdy stems that do not flop. Reliable, incredibly hardy, this US native hydrangea is perfect for mixed borders, small gardens and patio containers. The flowers make great cut flowers, fresh or dried.

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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Ruby (Smooth Hydrangea)

Perfect for small gardens, Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Ruby (Smooth Hydrangea) is a small, bushy deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of rounded flower clusters packed with bright ruby red and silvery pink flowers. Blooming in nonstop waves from early summer until frost, the blossoms sit atop strong, sturdy stems that do not flop. Reliable, incredibly hardy, heat tolerant, this US native hydrangea is perfect for mixed borders, small gardens and patio containers.

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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Spirit (Smooth Hydrangea)

Perfect for small gardens, Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Spirit (Smooth Hydrangea) is a small, bushy deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of rounded flower clusters, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), packed with hot pink flowers. Blooming in nonstop waves from early summer until frost, the blossoms brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Reliable, incredibly hardy, heat tolerant, this US native hydrangea is perfect for mixed borders or patio containers.

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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Spirit II (Smooth Hydrangea)

Perfect for small gardens, Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Spirit II (Smooth Hydrangea) is a small, bushy deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. (30 cm), packed with deep pink flowers. Blooming in nonstop waves from early summer until frost, the blossoms age to an attractive green. They sit atop strong, sturdy stems that do not flop. Reliable, incredibly hardy, heat tolerant, this US native hydrangea is an improved version of the original pink 'Annabelle' hydrangea.

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Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea)

Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea) is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub boasting large, domed flowerheads packed with jade green florets in early summer. Opening from lime green buds, the blossoms fade to white in late summer. They are borne on strong, sturdy stems that do not flop over and contrast nicely with the foliage of ovate, toothed leaves.

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Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana (Sargent Hydrangea)

Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana (Sargent Hydrangea) is an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub of open habit with peeling bark, sturdy shoots and very large, velvety ovate leaves, up to 10 in. long (25 cm). In mid summer to early fall, large, lacecap flower clusters, 8 in. across (20 cm), bloom for a couple of months. They feature small, purple or blue fertile flowers surrounded by white ray flowers. This hydrangea adds a touch of elegance to a lightly shaded border.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty' is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of ball-shaped flower clusters densely packed with pale blue florets in acidic soils or rose-pink florets in alkaline soils. 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.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona'

Very floriferous and smothered in bloom, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona' produces large, rounded flower heads, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), densely packed with French blue or rosy-pink florets, depending on the soil pH. In soils that are neither strongly acid nor alkaline, the blossoms turn a charming pinky-mauve shade with white centers.

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