Make your garden come alive with this easy to grow, stunning Hydrangea that features stiff, upright stems, deep green foliage and clouds of pastel pink, lacecap flower disks that will create a frenzy of pollinator activity in your garden! It is the perfect summer pollinator plant!
Hydrangea arborescens 'SMHALP'
Clouds of bloom offer loads of summer nectar for pollinators
Superb summer color atop strong, stiff stems
Easy to grow and very hardy
Loves part shade but tolerates full sun
Wooded slopes, ravines and stream banks from New York to Ohio, Missouri, and Oklahoma, south to Georgia, Louisiana, and Arkansas
Map Credit: The Biota of North America MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
If you garden in the woods, consider leaving downed trees, piles of brush with large leaves and jumbled piles of rocks to provide shelter for all kinds of wildlife.
Grows best in average to medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade although it is quite adaptable to different soil types except for very dry. Tolerates more sun in the northern part of its range. Blooms on new wood so you may cut it back in late winter to 1-2’ to keep the shrub looking young and vigorous.