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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Bowling Green

  • Hardiness Zones


    This versatile hydrangea tolerates a wide variety of conditions and is ideal for border or natural areas. It benefits from an annual pruning in late winter to prevent the heavy blooms from flopping.

    Latin Name

    Hydrangea arborescens


    Family

    Hydrangeaceae


    Also Known As

    Smooth Hydrangea Sevenbark


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    June - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Full Shade
    Part Shade
    Part Sun

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Clay Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Wet Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Rabbit

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    Washington first purchased hydrangeas from John Bartram in 1792 to plant on the Bowling Green.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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