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Hydrangea Comparison Chart

Exposure for all of the varieties below is full sun to part shade.

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              Season of Interest      
Name USDA
Zone
AHS
Zone
Height Width Spacing Habit Summer
Fall
Winter
Blooms on New or Old Wood Rebloom-
ing
When
to
Prune
Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla
                       
Abracadabra® Orb 5 9  3-4'  3-4'  4-5' Upright mound     Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Abracadabra® Star  5  3-4'  3-4'  4-5'  Upright mound      Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Cityline® Berlin  5 1-3' 1-3'  3-4'  Mounded  ♦      Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Cityline® Mars 5 1-3' 1-3'  3-4'  Mounded  ♦     Old Wood    Best Avoided (After flowering)
Cityline® Paris  5  9 1-3' 1-3' 3-4'  Mounded     Old Wood    Best Avoided (After flowering)
Cityline® Rio  5  9 2-3'  2-3'   3-4'  Mounded      Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Cityline® Venice  5  9 1-3'  1-3' 2-4' Mounded      Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Cityline® Vienna  5 1-3'  1-3' 2-4' Mounded ♦      Old Wood    Best Avoided (After flowering) 
Edgy® Hearts 5 2-4'  2-4'   3-5'  Mounded      Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Edgy® Orbits 5  9 3-4'   3-4' 4-5'  Mounded      Old Wood    Best Avoided (After flowering)
Let's Dance® Big Easy 5  9 2-3''  2-3'  3-4'  Mounded      New/Old Wood  ♦  Best Avoided (After early summer bloom)
Let's Dance® Diva!    5 2-3' 2-3'  3-4'  Mounded      New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After early summer bloom)
Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue 5  2-3'  2-3' 3-4'   Mounded   ♦      New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After early summer bloom)  
Let's Dance® Starlight 5  2-3'  2-3' 3-4'   Mounded  ♦     New/Old Wood   ♦ Best Avoided (After early summer bloom)
Paraplu 5  9  2.5-3'  2.5-3'  2.5-3'  Mounded   ♦     Old Wood    Best Avoided (After flowering) 
Pink Shira  5  9 3-5'  3-5'   4-6' Mounded       Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering) 
Bracted Hydrangea
Hydrangea involucrata
                       
Blue Bunny  6  2-4'  2-4'  3-5'  Mounded      New Wood   Late winter / early spring  
Hardy
Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata
                       
Bobo®   3 8   2.5-3'   3-4'   4-5' Mounded  ♦  ♦    New Wood   Late winter / early spring 
Fire Light   3 8  4.5-6  4.5-6  4.5-6 Upright mound  ♦  ♦   New Wood   Late winter / early spring 
‘Limelight’   3 8   6-8'   6-8'  6-8' Upright mound  ♦  ♦   New Wood    Late winter / early spring 
Little Lime   3 8  3-5'  3-5'  4-6'  Mounded ♦   ♦    New Wood   Late winter / early spring 
‘Little Lamb’   3  8 4-6'  4-6'  5-8'  Mounded  ♦  ♦    New Wood   Late winter / early spring 
Pinky Winky®  3  8  6-8'   6-8'    6-8' Upright mound  ♦    New Wood   Late winter / early spring 
Quick Fire®  3 8  6-8'   6-8'    6-8' Upright mound  ♦  ♦    New Wood   Late winter / early spring 
Mountain
Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata
                       
Tiny Tuff Stuff   5 9  1.5-2' 1.5-2'  1.5-2'   Mounded  ♦      New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After flowering)
Tuff Stuff     5  9   2-3'   2-3'   2-4'  Mounded  ♦      New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After flowering)
Oakleaf
Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia
                       
Gatsby Gal    5 9  5-6'    5-6'   5-6'  Mounded  ♦  ♦   Old Wood    Best Avoided (After flowering)
Gatsby Moon     5 9   6-10'   6-10'   6-10'  Mounded  ♦    Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Gatsby Star    5  9   5-6'   5-6'   5-6'  Mounded  ♦  ♦    Old Wood   Best Avoided (After flowering)
Smooth
Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens
                       
Incrediball®  3   4-5'   4-5'   5-6'  Mounded  ♦    New Wood   Late winter / early spring
Invincibelle® Spirit   3 9  3-4'  3-4'   3-5'  Mounded  ♦    New Wood  ♦ Late winter / early spring  
White Dome®   3  9   4-6'   4-6'   4-7'  Mounded  ♦ ♦   ♦  New Wood   Late winter / early spring  
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