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Hydrangea arborescens

Wild Hydrangea

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Hydrangea arborescens (Wild Hydrangea)

These plants form rounded mounds and bloom in June with large clusters of flat, creamy white flowers that last for many weeks and can be used in dried flower arrangements. The flowers are pollen-rich and attract butterflies and other pollinators. Grow in rich moist soil in partial shade to deep shade.

Additional Information:


Height
3-4 Feet

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Spread
3-6 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Meadow Phlox (Phlox maculata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU-

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Special Uses

Dried Flower
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar