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Hydrangea Cherry Explosion

 

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Hydrangea Cherry Explosion is an eye-catching lacecap variety that produces cherry-red to deep-magenta blooms, surrounding a spray of light-pink center petals. Set against dark-green foliage, this compact shrub turns burgundy as fall weather sets in. Blooms appear lavender in acidic soils. (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48' tall, 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 4" pot
SKU AFLGX41

Plant Information

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide. Hydrangea Cherry Explosion is a great choice for bringing bold color to full and part-shade gardens. In cooler climates, full sun is no problem; however, you'll need to provide protection from hot afternoon sun in the deep south. This hardy lacecap variety produces rich, red blooms that appear on new wood each season and contrast beautifully against light-pink center petals and dark-green leaves. Cherry Explosion performs beautifully in a wide variety of climates, soils, and altitudes, from zones 4 through 9. Tolerant of heat, you can expect this shrub to spread and grow a bit larger in warm areas, while gardeners in cooler zones will see strong rebounds from winter dieback each spring. Makes an exceptional addition to flower arrangements, either fresh or dried.

SKU AFLGX41
Common Name Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 36-48' tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Green leaves turn burgundy in fall.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Additional Information Higher acidic soil will turn flowers lavender.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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