This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Blood-on-the-snow, Tea of Heaven
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
More hardy than H. macrophylla; this plant may be damaged by deer
- Deciduous shrubs; leaves opposite, simple, stalked, toothed and sometimes lobed; flowers in terminal, round or umbrella-shaped clusters, white, pink, or blue, 4- 5-parted, the sterile flowers (around the margin or the entire cluster) are much enlarged.
- 3-5 ft.
- Opposite, simple, dark green leaves; 2-6 in. long
- Lacecap or mophead; color may change from white to pink to red
- 6 to 7
- Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
- Slender stems
- Poison Part:
- Bark, leaves, flower buds.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating.
- Toxic Principle:
- Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as woody shrub; forest or natural area as native shrub.
- 3-4 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1577