3-4' tall x 3-4' wide. 'Cherry Explosion' Hydrangea 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. Be sure when watering to water at the base of the hydrangea. Makes an exceptional addition to flower arrangements, either fresh or dried.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Hydrangea Cherry Explosion
Hydrangea macrophylla Cherry Explosion
5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Green leaves turn burgundy in fall.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers
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