Exploring the Beauty and Variety of Hydrangea Shrubs

Exploring the Beauty and Variety of Hydrangea Shrubs


Hydrangea shrubs are a species of plants that were initially native to regions of North and South America and South and East Asia. There are over 70 varieties of hydrangea shrubs that have become popular with gardeners and designers because of the large, abundant blooms that often flower from Spring through to late Fall; in many cases, the flower heads of the hydrangea can grow to sizes of up to one foot in diameter and are a famous border and screening shrub. Most hydrangeas are hardy to temperatures well below freezing and can be grown in areas of partial Sun to shady yard areas that are often difficult to fill with other types of All shrubs or flowers. The popularity of hydrangeas is also increased by the large variety of colors of the flower heads; wide varieties of hydrangea will change color as the growing season progresses from white to colors including pink, purple, and blue.

The pg Hydrangea Shrubs is a wide variety of the shrub that can, in some cases, more closely resemble a small tree than a shrub because of its woody base; the pg hydrangea is often placed behind other plants to act as a screen or border to hide the woody base. A large variety of the hydrangea, the pg can, in some cases, grow to a height of around 25 feet if left unpruned. The large blooms of this hydrangea species change color with the changes in the growing season; in the Spring, the blooms will begin as a white color, progressing to pink and an orangey brown color in the Fall. Pg hydrangeas bloom from Summer and remain in bloom until the growing season ends in the late Fall.

A smaller version of hydrangea is the much love blue variety; the blue hydrangea is a lower-growing shrub reaching three and six feet in height. Beginning to bloom in the Summer and remaining in bloom until the Fall, the entire spread of between three and five feet of the blue hydrangea is commonly covered in large blooms of up to one foot in diameter. Although the flowering shrub prefers areas of partial Sun, the plant is often used to cover bare, shaded areas of a yard that are difficult to grow plants in.

The limelight hydrangea blooms commonly grow to around half the size of larger blue hydrangea flower heads, reaching around six to eight inches in diameter. Growing to a height of between six and ten feet with a spread of around six feet, the limelight hydrangea is a hardy variety that can withstand freezing temperatures and warm summer months.