Hydrangea arborescens

Common name: Smooth Hydrangea

Native plant

One of the best shade tolerant plants we grow. Typically we find this plant in open woods, shaded wetlands, and along woodland streams. White corymbs bloom in June and July. Can form colonies, but not aggressively. We use the plant to indicate when to water becauseĀ it is one of the first to wilt. The flowers make great dried arrangements.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring


New construction, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Ground cover

General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
8 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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