Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens
Common Name: hills of snow, smooth hydrangea
Family Name: Hydrangeaceae
Origin: U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves large, opposite, serrated, ovate; florets in large white corymb-like cymes. Winter ID: bark peels off in several successive thin layers with different colors.