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Abracadabra® Orb Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    Vivid mop-head flowers perch atop black satin stems in summer.  Flowers emerge green and peach, then mature to hot pink.  Flower color affected by soil pH.  Good for cutting.  Unusual black stems.

    Salt Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    purple-blue in acidic soils
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Plant in moist, well drained soil.  Supplemental water may be needed in hot weather.  May need part shade in very hot climates.  Prune as needed immediately after flowering.  Note that heavy pruning is usually not needed.  It may need winter protection in colder climates.  Flowers may be shifted to blue in more acidic soils or with the addition of alumninum sulfate to the soil.

    Hot pink flowers top dramatic black satin stems.

    If you're looking for an unusual hydrangea with bright color, this is the plant for you!  Mophead flowers emerge green and peach, then mature to a hot pink.  Black satin stems add to the fun.  Flower color can be pushed to purple-blue with the addition of aluminum sulfate.   The distinctive black stems are interesting even when the plant is not in bloom, and when it does bloom, look out!  Bold, bright flowers really light up the summer garden. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

    Abracadabra® Orb Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hororb' USPP 21,635
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