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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Shooting Star’
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Hydrangea

The name Hydrangea, means “water vessel,” given for its cup-shaped seed vessels. A genus of diverse forms, Hydrangeas are commonly found throughout Asia, from the Himalayas to Taiwan and Japan, with the exception of two species, Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea quercifolia, which are native to North America.

Easily grown, this shrub’s lush deciduous leaves are best suited to loose, moist soil in the shade of tall trees or on the north side of the house. If, like us, you’ve tired of the commoner sort, these delicacies will be a welcome surprise.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Shooting Star’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

A starry cascade of layered sterile florets on long slender pedicels and small round fertile flowers comprises the softly domed white heads, each shaped like a unique hybrid between a lace-cap and a mop-head. Delivering fluid illuminated accents similar to exploding fireworks, and a repeat autumn bloom, the 12 in. wide gossamer-style flowers are set against large, gleaming dark green deciduous leaves with serrated margins and a waxy finish. Well-known in its Japanese homeland, though rarely offered here, this phenomenal Hydrangea makes an enduring artful choice for the shrubby border, a dynamic sweep or a big terra cotta pot.

Blooms July–October.

Size: 3' 0"–5' 0" high x 3' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Shooting Star’ (S-0760)
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