Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation' ~ Red Sensation Hydrangea-ServeScape

Red Sensation Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation'


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**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Red Sensation Hydrangea is a compact reblooming deciduous shrub with a dense bushy habit and serrated dark green leaves that have no fall color.  The buds open green before swelling with a color depending on the soil PH - a vibrant red in acidic soils, while alkaline soils produce deep blue flowers - and then earn purple tones as they fade.  The first bloom is in late spring, and if deadheaded will produce another wave in late summer into fall.  The flowers attract pollinators. Best bloom in partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soils. 

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Type: 

Shrub

Origins:

East Asia

Height: 

2' - 5'

Spread: 

2' - 5’

Spacing: 

3.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red (acidic), Blue (alkaline)

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Mulch soil to maintain moisture and overwinter.  If pruning is needed do so after flowering. Slight susceptibility to bud blight, wilt, leaf spot, and mildew.  Aphids are occasional problems.   

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensFoundation Plantings, Hedges, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: HibiscusIteaAzalea

Image: Diego Delso, Hortensia (Hydrangea macrophylla), Calatayud, España 2012-05-16, DD 05CC BY-SA 3.0

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