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Hydrangea ‘Glowing Embers’ macrophylla

Magnificent, deep pinkish-red flowers!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ – pinkish-red lush flowers of incredible size slowly deepen into purple tints reminiscent of the fading sun. Fantastic color and immense flowerheads (8 inches or more across) make this a wonderful addition to any landscape! This is a compact growing plant with shiny, dark green leaves. ‘Glowing Embers’ was developed almost 50 years ago and is still considered the finest mophead Hydrangea. This German classic has often been difficult to find. This much-desired showy summer-blooming garden shrub produces large globe-shaped flowers all summer long with somewhat coarse leaves. It blooms on old wood so protection of flower buds in winter may be necessary. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from mophead to lacecap from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
HG482BAG Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' macrophylla 4 out of stock $21.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'
Common Name Bigleaf Hydrangea
Family Hydrangeaceae (hydrangea family)
Size 4" pot (Root established)
Height 3'
Spacing 3-5'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Partial Shade. Hydrangeas benefit from some shade in the middle of the afternoon, especially in hotter regions.
Foliage Lustrous, rich-green
Flower 8" - Pinkish-red, varying with soil
Bloomtime Mid to late summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Hydrangeas should be planted in moist, rich, well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. When planting your Hydrangea, the crown (where the stem meets the roots) should be placed just below ground level. Planting deeper can cause the roots to rot. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Once the shrub is placed in the hole, tamp the soil down around it and water. It is a good idea to mulch your hydrangea to help the soil to retain moisture. It should also be fertilized with a light fertilizer in March, May, and July. Hydrangeas require moderate watering during the growing season.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.