Plant DetailShow Menu

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’

Common Name(s):

Description

What deciduous shrub makes a dazzling flower display for gardeners across the South? Why, it is 'Glowing Embers' hydrangea. Abundant 8-inch flower heads start out white, turn to pink, and eventually fade to reddish-pink.

Grow this garden plant in moist, well-drained soil with ample amounts of organic matter. 'Glowing Embers,' like most mophead hydrangeas, is sensitive to drought-like conditions and will be the first plant in the landscape to wilt when dry.  This plant is moderately salt tolerant.

These hydrangeas will grow in full sun but they grow best in partial shade. To ensure the clearest pink flower coloration, add lime to the planting soil to help achieve a pH between 6 and 6.5.  Tried and true in all North Carolina, this shrub is a true showstopper.

Cultivars:
  • ‘Glowing Embers’
Tags:
#deciduous#salt tolerant#show stopper
Cultivars:
  • ‘Glowing Embers’
Tags:
#deciduous#salt tolerant#show stopper
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    macrophylla
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt