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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’

Common Name(s):
Glowing embers hydrangea
Cultivar(s):
‘Glowing Embers’
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

What deciduous shrub makes a dazzling flower display for gardeners across the South?  Why, it is 'Glowing Embers' hydrangea.  Abundant 8-inch flowerheads 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.

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.

Height:
6 feet
Flower:
Showy flowers, great for cutting
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Round
Site:
Needs regular watering, or more often in extreme heat
Width:
6 to 8 feet tall
Tags:
showstopper, deciduous, show stopper

NCCES plant id: 3086