wild hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens (wild hydrangea) is a deciduous shrub native to North America. It is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions but intolerant of drought or full sun.

It produces bushy white flowers mid to late summer turning to seed in October or November. The genus name Hydrangea comes from hydor meaning “water” and aggeion meaning “vessel” in reference to the fruits of the plant.

Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens
Common Name wild hydrangea
Family Hydrangeaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 9
Light Requirement Part Shade
Season(s) of interest all seasons
Height and Spread 3-5ft x 3-5ft (90-150cm x 90-150cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden Bird Border – Monroe, Bird Border – Columbus

Average Flowering Time