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Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA2' PPAF

This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

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

Invincibelle™ Spirit II Mountain Hydrangea is a major upgrade to the original Invincibelle™ Spirit 'Annabelle' – they just keep getting better! This new and improved Invincibelle™ Spirit II hydrangea delivers on all counts. It has darker foliage, stiffer stems, and larger flowers that are a richer pink. Flower color ages to an attractive green. It makes excellent cut flowers for arrangements. The plant may die back in harsh winters, and its growth rate is slow. It blooms from mid-summer to frost, filling out and coming into its own after 2-3 years in the ground.

Caterpillars of the Hydrangea Sphinx moth (Darapsa versicolor) feed on the leaves.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Many species of hydrangea are susceptible to bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spots, mold, rust and powdery mildew. Watch for aphids, mites, scale and nematodes. Deer and rabbit may feed on the plant.

More information on Hydrangea arborescens.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#pink#showy flowers#deciduous#wildlife plant#moths#cut flowers#mci#larval host plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    arborescens
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    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:
    Medium
    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)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Dehiscent seed capsules ripen in October-November.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Inflorescences are large, rich pink mop heads, color not influenced by soil pH.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    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
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green with pale green underside.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Moths
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in cats, dogs, horses.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cyanogenic glycoside (amygdalin)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Stems