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Hydrangea arborescensHydrangea arborescens

wild or smooth hydrangea

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 3-6'
Spread: 3-9'
Flowers: Jun.-Aug.; white
Fruit: Oct.-Jan.; brown; capsule
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 6.1-8.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy


moist, rich woods in floodplains or upland, streambanks

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD PA NY WV VA




eaves poisonous to humans; does best on loamy soils

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004