Hydrangea arborescens Pinkerella
Hydrangea arborescens 'Pinkerella'

Smooth Hydrangea

If you love the colour pink then Hydrangea 'Pinkerella' is a great choice. This exceptional hydrangea keeps its strong pink colour throughout the season, making it a great choice in a perennial border, as a low-growing hedge or even in a pot. Leave the dried flower heads to provide winter interest in the landscape. Enjoy fresh blooms in indoor bouquets or create dried arrangements with a vintage appeal later in the season (and for months to come). Very easy to grow and maintain, Pinkerella blooms on new wood from mid to late summer.

  • Height: 120-150 cm (4-5 ft)
  • Spread: 120-150 cm (4-5 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: mid to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pink

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Pinkerella' grows well in most soils but avoid wet and poorly drained sites. Mulch is recommended in the landscape. It blooms on new wood so cut back by about one-third its total height in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Smooth hydrangeas may be cut back harder, however, this prevents woody cells from developing, prohibiting the plant from achieving its maximum stem strength.
We recommend full sun to afternoon shade for smooth hydrangeas. Too much shade will make them floppy. The flower color of smooth hydrangeas is not influenced by soil chemistry.

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