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Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA1' PP20,765

This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This species is a native plant. All parts of the plant are poisonous!

The Invincibelle™ Spirit Mountain Hydrangea is a breakthrough — the first-ever pink-flowered 'Annabelle' hydrangea. An exceptional twist on a great native plant! Like the species, Invincibelle™ Spirit, is tough and adaptable. Unlike the temperamental Hydrangea macrophylla, Invincibelle™ Spirit has stunning large globular, mop head inflorescences year after year, even after the coldest of winters. It blooms from mid-summer to frost. However, it does need two or three years to fully come into its own. The bloom color on this plant is not affected by soil pH. Flowers emerge as dark pink florets in bud, maturing to bright pink. It was awarded "Best-In-Show" at the 2010 IGC Show in Chicago. It makes excellent cut flowers and is a strong rebloomer. The plant may die back in harsh winters but then blooms on new wood. Its growth rate is slow and it does not tolerate drought. It may tolerate full sun if consistent moisture is available. 

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems, although caterpillars of the Hydrangea Sphinx moth (Darapsa versicolor) feed on the leaves. Like many species of hydrangea, it is susceptible to bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spots, mold, rust, and powdery mildew. Watch for aphids, mites, scale, and nematodes. Although susceptible to damage by deer, rabbits may avoid this plant.

More information on Hydrangea arborescens.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#pink#showy flowers#deciduous#poisonous#wildlife plant#moths#cut flowers#native garden#larval host plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    arborescens
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North Carolina
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Dehiscent seed capsules ripen in late fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Diarrhea, vomiting
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cyanogenic glycoside (amygdalin)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves