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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lemon Daddy'

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Lemon Daddy Hydrangea is a compact shrub with yellow to chartreuse foliage and grows 3-4 feet tall and wide. In summer large rounded showy clusters of white flowers mature to either light pink or blue depending on the soil pH. (Blue in acidic soil). Flowers bloom on old and new wood so repeat blooming occurs throughout the summer.

Plant in humus-rich well-drained moist soils in partial sun to dappled shade. Works great as a specimen, in a hedge, a foundation planting or as an accent plant.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    macrophylla
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Up to 12-inch across rounded clusters of 4 petaled flowers that mature to pink or blue depending on soil pH. Blooms mid to late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Broadly ovate 4- 5.5 inch yellow to chartreuse leaves with serrated margins
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Bark Description:
    Smooth brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    English Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    nausea, sweating, vomiting
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Stems