Imagine a splash of color that lingers in your garden long after other flowers have faded – that’s the magic of the tree form hydrangea. This petite charmer boasts surprisingly long-lasting blooms, trading the fragrance of the lilac or apple for a delightful long lasting, visual feast, in a perfectly manageable size.

What You Need To Know:

  • Lifespan: With proper care, these hydrangeas can grace your landscape for 20-40 years, rewarding you with years of beauty.
  • Canopy Size and Spread: The spread varies depending on the cultivar and pruning style, but generally matures to a manageable 6-10 feet.
  • Root Characteristics: Tree form hydrangeas have well-behaved, non-invasive root systems compared to some larger trees. This makes them a good choice for planting near foundations.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growers, adding around 1-2 feet per year after establishment.
  • Canopy Height: The height depends on how tall the central trunk is trained. Typically, they reach a mature height of 8-12 feet.
  • Soil Preference: Adapts to various well-drained soils but thrives in slightly acidic conditions. Amending the soil with organic matter like compost before planting can be beneficial.
  • Water Needs: Moderately water-dependent, especially during the first few years after planting and during dry spells. Regular watering is recommended, but they become more drought-tolerant once established.
  • Light Preference: These hydrangeas enjoy full sun to partial shade. Full sun exposure generally results in the most prolific flowering, but afternoon shade can be beneficial in very hot climates.
  • Hardiness Zone: Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, making them a versatile choice for many regions.

Flower Characteristics:

  • Bloom Time: Large, cone-shaped clusters of white, pink, or green flowers bloom from mid-summer to fall.
  • Long-Lasting Beauty: The blooms last for several weeks, and may change colors as they mature, adding another layer of visual interest.
  • Fragrance: Unlike some hydrangeas, tree form hydrangeas do not have a strong fragrance.
  • Appearance: The large, showy flower clusters are visually stunning, adding a touch of elegance and texture to any garden.

Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Hydrangea Tree!

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