Plant ID forum: Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora')

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 25, 2012 9:41 PM CST
Many hydrangea are not happy in Utah...the heat, low humidity, and alkaline soils. This one is commonly seen. I've Known it for years but can't put the correct name on it. Looking at the data base just confused me[which is not hard]. Any ideas?


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jun 25, 2012 9:50 PM CST
Looks to me like Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' https://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/plant.asp?co...

In fact, one of your photos is in the ATP database for this plant Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle')

An old standard cultivar, huge blooms. Sound right?
Monica
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 25, 2012 10:07 PM CST
Thank you...now it makes me wonder if the picture I put on the data base some time ago is correct. It seemed like a more refined variety as I remember. I took that picture a couple of years ago in a friends garden and will need to go back and see if he still has the plant and what it looks like. The pictures I put here for ID are an old variety......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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JRsbugs
Jun 26, 2012 6:13 AM CST
Could be Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'

http://www.naturallandscapesnursery.com/hydrarb.html

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...

http://woodyplants.nres.uiuc.edu/plant/hydargr
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2012 6:24 AM CST
More valuable information.......I think my picture of 'Annabelle' is in the correct place and this is 'Grandiflora". The second and third link pictures look just like it and the statement that it has been available since 1900 makes sense as I have seen it for many years....but not over 100. Thanks again to both of you. I will wait a while and then add photos to data base later.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 26, 2012 6:47 AM CST
Hopefully you will get to see it for a hundred years Paul! My feeling is it's Grandiflora too.

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