Hydrangea arborescens (Wild Hydrangea)
Hydrangea arborescens (Wild Hydrangea) is quite an attractive and fast-growing shrub. Its pleasant mound shape makes it exquisite for foundation plantings and shade tree underplantings. Many cultivars are developed from this species that have many more sterile flowers which are showier, however, they are not as beneficial for our local ecology. Hydrangea arborescens (Wild Hydrangea) prefers dappled sunlight to light shade and consistently moist conditions. Protection from wind and direct sun is a must for this species.
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