This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Bigleaf hydrangea
- All Summer Beauty, Alpengluhen bigleaf hydrangea, Ayesha, Blue Billow, Blue Wave, Cardinal Red, Dooley, Endless Summer, Goliath, Libelle, Mariesii, Mariesii Perfecta, Masja, Mathilda Gutges, Merrit's Beauty, Monrey, Nigra, Nikko Blue, Pia, Sister Theresa, Teller White, Pink Elf, Mariesii Variegata, Nantucket Blue
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
pH of 5.0 to 5.5 for blue flowers; pH of 6.0 to 6.5 for pink flowers; wilts during dry weather; prune after flowering; rapid growth rate; this plant may be damaged by deer.
This shrub is moderately salt tolerant.
- Deciduous shrubs; leaves opposite, simple, stalked, toothed and sometimes lobed; flowers in terminal, round or umbrella-shaped clusters, white, pink, or blue, 4- 5-parted, the sterile flowers (around the margin or the entire cluster) are much enlarged.
- 6-8 ft.
- Opposite, simple, lustrous medium to dark green leaves; 4-8 in. long; fleshy; 'Mariesii Variegata' is 6' x 6' with striking white leaf margins
- Large flat-topped corymb with numerous flowers; pink, white, blue or violet color; borne on previous season's growth. Some varieties have a more mop-head shaped bloom.
- 6 to 9
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter
- Rounded shrub with erect, unbranched stems
- Poison Part:
- Bark, leaves, flower buds.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating.
- Toxic Principle:
- Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as woody shrub; forest or natural area as native shrub.
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1575