The beauty of the hydrangea plant and long flowering season, make it an ideal addition to any garden. Hydrangea colors range from white to shades of blue, pink and purple. There are several hydrangea varieties that do well in the California climate including lacecap hydrangeas and the mophead hydrangea plant.
Please Note - not all varieties may be available at all locations
Blue Enchantress® Hydrangea
Striking ruby-black stems support big mophead flowers on this exquisite reblooming hydrangea. A superb border shrub for color throughout summer; blue in acidic soils and pink in more alkaline soils. Flowers age to a vintage cream-splashed green color. Prized for cut or dried flower arrangements. Deciduous. Rounded growth; quickly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Seaside Serenade® Cape Cod Hydrangea
A new classic for small spaces! A hardy, repeat blooming machine with big, mophead flowers, extra-dark green leaves, and a neat, mounded form. Perfect for foundations and borders. Harvest blooms for long-lasting cut floral arrangements. Blue florets in acidic soils, or pink in neutral to alkaline soils. Deciduous. Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Seaside Serenade® Hamptons Hydrangea
Huge, ball-shaped blooms with thick, intense pink florets on amazingly tough stems. Long-lasting and perfect for cut floral displays. Naturally compact shape has robust, dark green, leathery foliage with fantastic maroon color in spring and fiery cinnamon-red in fall. Resists scorch, even if watering is missed on a hot day! A new, exclusive Monrovia introduction. Deciduous. Quickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
White Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'White'
Splendid, abundant, large, white flower clusters on a boldly branched, mounded form with handsome, glossy, green foliage. A superb shrub to use as a showy specimen, in borders and in semi-shaded areas of the garden. Deciduous. Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Tiny Tuff Stuff Hydrangea
This is a real beauty, with flowers so delicate and refined that it seems strange to call them tough - but they are. As mentioned, extremely bud-hardy, each year it produces abundant lacecap flowers comprised of doubled sepals. It is a rebloomer. Blue flowers in acidic soil, pink in more alkaline soil. Perfect as: Border Plant, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point.
Double Delights™ Wedding Gown Hydrangea
This exceptional hybrid features fully double blooms, notably strong stems, a well-mounded form. and lush dark green foliage. Blooms spring through fall. Each flower cluster transforms into an exquisite, pristine white bridal bouquet as a stunning outer ring of large blooms first unfolds, followed by lovely smaller inner blooms. Deciduous. Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'
A superb shrub for accent, specimen or border use in semi-shaded areas; desired for the splendid, abundant, showy flower clusters. Handsome green foliage on a boldly branched, mounded form. Blooms on old wood. When planted in acidic soils, produces blue flowers; in more alkaline soils, flower color may have a pink hue. Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Pink 'N Pretty® Hydrangea
A superb flowering shrub to use as a showy accent or specimen, or for perennial borders in semi-shaded areas. Desired for its abundance of splendid, violet-pink, large, mophead flower clusters and handsome, glossy green foliage on a boldly branched, mounded form. Excellent flowers for cutting. Deciduous. Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Let's Dance® Big Easy® Reblooming hydrangea
Reliable reblooming hydrangea blooms every year! Flowers on both old and new wood so will flower in late summer even after cold winters. Extra large, vividly colored mop-head flowers.
Endless Summer® Hydrangea
Endless Summer® is a mop-head type hydrangea with the unique ability to bloom consistently on both old & new wood. The result is a plant that provides beautiful flowers all summer long. It is unusually hardy compared to other Hydrangea macrophylla, even in zone 4 climate. The flowers grow up to 8″ in diameter, with pink blooms in alkaline soils & blue blooms in acidic soil. Since Endless Summer® blooms on new wood, removal of spent flowers will encourage re-bloom. Green foliage turns bronze in fall. The plant grows 3-5′ in width & height, making it an excellent choice as a border plant to define boundaries or planting areas, a foundation planting, or to provide a backdrop for other flowering plants.
Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Large, dense 6 to 8 inch long clusters of white flowers are held upright above the dark green oak leaf-shaped foliage. Flowers become rose-pink in the fall and leaves turn deep red-bronze. Tan-brown exfoliating bark is attractive in the winter. Deciduous. Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Seaside Serenade® Cape May Hydrangea
Very large lacecap blooms stand tall, supported by strong, extra thick stems. Flowers will be blue in acidic soils, and more pink in neutral to alkaline soils. Compact mounded form is ideal for borders. Serrated leaves show touches of red and burgundy in the sun, as they age. An exclusive Monrovia 2017 introduction. Deciduous. Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
'Enziandom' is part of the mophead group. It is a compact, deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows to 3-4' tall. By reputation, this is one of the best of the deep blue hydrangeas. However, flower color becomes pinkish when soil pH rises above 6.5 and deep pink in fully alkaline soils. Dark green foliage turns attractive shades of copper to dark red in autumn. 'Enziandom' means gentian in German in reference to the deep gentian blue color which is intended for this cultivar. Grows 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Strawberry Shake™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata Available only at our Palo Alto Location
A gorgeous new panicle hydrangea, on a much more compact form. Sturdy stems support big, full flower heads that start out white and mature to a delectable pink. The long-lasting blooms are superb in fresh or dried arrangements. A summer show-stopper for containers, or use as a foundation shrub in smaller gardens. Deciduous. Quickly reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Whether you’re drawn to the full bloom of the mophead hydrangea or the more delicate lacehead hydrangea, SummerWinds nursery has the perfect plant for your garden. Our Trusted Garden Advisors can help you select a hydrangea plant that will add beauty to your garden for years to come.
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