Please excuse me for my month long hiatus from the Shrub of the Week blog. I would like to tell you I’ve been scouring the earth looking for new and interesting plants but that would be a lie. It’s a busy time of year for us landscapers. Anyway, this week’s selection is one we’ve seen beginning to show up everywhere around us. This week’s shrub is the…
Hills of Snow Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are a widely used plant here in the northeast. They are a profuse bloomer that will bloom from mid July right though October. The mop head flowers will be white for the first 4-5 weeks and as the weather cools they will gradually change to a pinkish color.
Hills of Snow can be used as an accent on either side of a door. It can also be used as a bed out in the middle of the yard combined with some Black-Eyed Susan. That is a plant combination of two long lasting bloomers that will put a beautiful color spot in the yard for a couple of months.
Hills of Snow is a zone 3 plant that likes partial shade to full shade. It grows 4-5’ high and wide. It can be cut back to the ground in the fall and will return the following year.