Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Hydrangea arborescens

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Wild Hydrangea
Pollinators go crazy for this plant when it is in bloom!
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Part Sun to Shade
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$16.50/1 gal.
$28.50/5 gal/3'-4' plant

One of our 3 native hydrangeas. Hydrangea arborescens, commonly known as Smooth Hydrangea or Wild Hydrangea, is a loosely and widely branched deciduous shrub that typically grows to 3-6’ (less frequently to 10’) tall. It is native to moist or rocky wooded slopes, ravines, streambanks and bluff bases from New York to Florida west to Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Gray-brown stems are clad with opposite, broad egg-shaped to rounded, sharply toothed, dark green leaves (2-6” long) with pale green undersides. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July (and longer) in flattened clusters (corymbs to 2-6” across).  Continuing flowering may occur throughout summer to September. A few large sterile flowers usually appear at the cluster margins. Flowers give way to dehiscent seed capsules which ripen in October-November.  

The plants favor moist streambanks, rich woods and calcareous ledges. Pollinators go crazy for this plant when it is in bloom! It's a virtual insect rave!

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We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

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