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Hydrangea serrata

Description

Hardier and more compact than H. macrophylla, this plant was previously listed with lacecap hydrangeas due to its flattened flower heads. However, this is a smaller, more compact plant. The flowers have clusters of small florets in the center with a few larger, showy florets toward the outside of each cluster. Flower color varies from blue to pink relative to soil pH. It is native to the mountains of Korea and Japan, preferring cooler locations. 

Height: 4 ft Spread: 4 ft Form: rounded Type: deciduous shrub Annual Growth Rate: more than 18 inches  It is reported as drought tolerant and can be grown in sun or partial shade. The plant is a native of Asia and prefers cool growing conditions. In warmer climates is may require shade. Hardiness Zones: 6 to 7

More information on Hydrangea.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Annie's Blue'
  • 'Intermedia'
Tags:
#pink#deciduous#summer#blue#interesting flowers#part shade#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Annie's Blue'
  • 'Intermedia'
Tags:
#pink#deciduous#summer#blue#interesting flowers#part shade#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    serrata
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, Korea
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    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)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Lacecap form with larger, showy florets at the periphery and tiny, fertile florets in the center. Flower color may vary from pink (alkaline) to blue (acidic) depending on soil pH.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are sometimes used to make a sweet tea.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border