There are plenty of red hydrangeas in Europe, but USA doesn't really have the climate for this color in hydrangeas. It didn't come close, until Summer Crush, whose rich raspberry red hues are the nearest to true red that any hydrangea has ever been in US soil. It's on a gorgeous, impressively heat–tolerant plant, too. Rich green, serrated foliage fills out a compact habit, up to 3' tall. It is extremely bud hardy, so it will reliably bloom on both old and new wood. The wealth of flowers will bring on the butterflies. Also, as a macrophylla, it changes colors depending on the pH balance of the soil, but not to the typical blue. If your soil is more acidic, with a good aluminum availability, it will flower in rich purple. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' PP30359
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' PP30359
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade
Height/Habit:18 - 36 inches
Spread:18 - 36 inches
Spacing:18 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms spring through summer
Planting Instructions:Set at the same level it is at in the container, firm and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:None except to mulch in northern zones the first winter if fall planted.
Growth Rate:Medium to fast
Flower Color:Blue, Pink
Flower Form:Mophead type blooms.
Foliage Type:Simple, elliptic to ovate, dark green in color
Pruning:Prune to maintain a desired size or to remove any wild branches. Best if done in late summer/autumn after flowering, or dead wood in spring.
Soil Requirement:Well drained, moisture retentive
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2022 Fall Shipping Schedule
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