Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Zones 6 - 9 | A compact variety bred to be especially drought tolerant
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Key Characteristics

6 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' Bigleaf Hydrangea

Discover the majestic beauty of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers' hydrangea, a stunning woody deciduous flowering shrub that promises year-round allure to your garden landscape. Compact and luxuriant, 'Glowing Embers' bursts into a profusion of blooms from midsummer to early fall, gracing your outdoor sanctuary with its magnificent presence.

Revel in the splendor of its large, full mopheads, each cluster boasting up to 8 inches of delicate florets. These blossoms begin as pristine white, transforming into a breathtaking array of deep rose-red to rich burgundy purple tones, an enchanting spectacle influenced by the acidity of your soil.

Adorned with lush, fleshy dark green foliage, 'Glowing Embers' bigleaf hydrangea proudly displays its floral bounty on sturdy stems, ensuring a lasting impression in your garden. Not just a summer delight, as autumn arrives the flower clusters transition to warm hues of tan to caramel, adding a delightful textural dimension to your winter garden landscape.

'Glowing Embers' hydrangea offers more than just visual appeal; its mature bark peels away to reveal hints of cinnamon, while the hollow stems provide sanctuary for nesting bees, fostering a vibrant ecosystem in your backyard haven.

With its cane-like growth and multi-stemmed, suckering habit, this shrub boasts a compact, mounded silhouette that's ideal for containers or as a captivating specimen plant. For maximum impact, consider grouping or massing these beauties in mixed beds and borders, where their charm truly shines.

Thriving in partially sunny locations with organically rich, moist, well-draining soil, 'Glowing Embers' hydrangea welcomes the morning sun with open arms, while basking in the cool embrace of afternoon shade. And while it's inherently drought-tolerant, a 2-inch layer of mulch is recommended to retain moisture and promote optimal growth. This shade-friendly shrub is easy to grow and maintain.

Rest easy knowing that 'Glowing Embers' is not just a sight to behold but also a resilient companion in your garden journey. Resistant to diseases and pests, and boasting a slight tolerance to salt, this remarkable hydrangea variety promises years of effortless beauty and joy.

Experience the magic of color transformation as Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers' adapts to the pH of your soil, painting your garden with shades of pink in alkaline soil and hues of blue in acidic soils. Let your garden glow with the radiant charm of 'Glowing Embers', a true testament to nature's artistry.

Zones 6-9. What is My Zone?

Discover tips to ensure your hydrangeas thrive, from soil preparation to pruning techniques, by following our expert advice on the Hydrangea Planting and General Care Guide and the How to Prune Hydrangea Plants blogs.

Product Details

Genus Hydrangea
Species macrophylla
Variety 'Glowing Embers'
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Part Shade
Bloom Color Burgundy, Pink, Red
Max Bloom Size 8.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Flower
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Ornamental
Zone 6, 7, 8, 9

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