Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 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 Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees


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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 4:39 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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The time has come, the time is now... by frankrichards16 Oct 1, 2018 10:46 PM 9
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