General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Other: Blackish stems
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP18,688
Parentage: Sport of: Schneeball

Trade name information:
Series: Onyx™
Trade Name: Zebra
Cultivar name: 'Zebra'
Common names
  • Mophead Hydrangea
  • Hydrangea
  • Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Location: Fairfax, VA | May, 2023
Date: 2023-05-15

photo credit: Dominicus Johannes Bergsma

Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
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Location: Fairfax, VA | May, 2023
Date: 2023-05-15
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-23
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-23
Received in a 4\" pot

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