Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers') in the Hydrangeas Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
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Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Date: 2017-10-02
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Location: Baltimore, MDDate: 2012-06-01Early Colors
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Location: Baltimore, MDDate: 2015-07-08
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Location: At a local nursery
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Location: Baltimore, MDDate: 2015-07-08
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Location: Potomac MDDate: 2018-07-07
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Photo Courtesy of Hydrangea Farm Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Comments:
Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 8, 2018 9:20 AM

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers' is also known as 'Alpen Glow' and 'Alpengluhen' ('Alpenglühen'). Regardless of the name used, it has large mophead type reddish pink to crimson flowers that can reach 8" in diameter. In acid soils the flowers are deep blue and darken into shades of indigo and purple. It is a compact shrub that grows 3-5 ft. tall. Mildew could be a problem. Based on the name, it is probably from Europe.

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