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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a Flowering, Enduring Shrub Favorite for its Charming Flowers and Versatility
It has other familiar names such as smooth hydrangea and seven bark because of its bark's distinctive peeling, which reveals the layers underneath. It is a deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States, where it grows naturally on rocky slopes, ravines, and river banks. The roots of this plant were used widely by Native Americans for numerous medicinal purposes. Later, early settlers used the root to treat kidney and bladder stones.
Wild Hydrangea Shrub Flowers give off a Slightly Sweet Scent and Make Both Beautiful Cut flowers and Attractive Dried Flowers
The wild hydrangea will also grow well in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9, and this hydrangea will withstand cold weather better than other varieties. It can tolerate large shade; it will grow in rocky and shallow spaces and clay soil.
Wild hydrangea plants can spread up to six feet in width and grow between four and six feet in height. They have dark green leaves with serrated edges that will turn yellow in autumn, creating a vividly colorful display along with its flowers. Plants bloom most prolifically from June through the first frosts, bearing small flowers that grow in cloud-like grouped clusters. New flowers begin as light green, then turn creamy white as they mature. Some more modern cultivars will produce pink flowers; the Hydrangea arborescens cultivar 'Annabelle' is the most well-known variety of wild hydrangea. It provides impressive ten-inch, strikingly white flowers. All wild hydrangea flowers are rich in nectar and pollen and will attract butterflies, bumblebees, and other beneficial pollinators.
Wild Hydrangea is a hardy and versatile plant.
It is easy to propagate and multiplies quickly. Its ability to adapt to various soil environments and long blooming seasons add to its growing popularity.
Wild Hydrangea Ships as Bare Root