Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Smooth Hydgrangea

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Hydrangea
  • Related Cultivars:

    Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
    Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 3-5'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Mounded: spreading
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Requires adequate moisture. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    Cultivars bear large, sterile, showy white flowers in mid-summer which fade to brown and may be used in dried arrangements. A low maintenance shrub that brightens the summer shade.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Annually, cut the entire plant back to near ground level. This type of pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, preferably in early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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