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Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

SKU: AM014844
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
'Cherry Explosion' Hydrangea 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)
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Botanical Name
Hydrangea macrophylla Cherry Explosion
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-48' tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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.