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Hydrangea radiata

Native Plants

Silver-Leaf Hydrangea

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Summary

Silver-leaf hydrangea is a deciduous shrub with outstanding flowers and a unique foliage quality during the heat of summer. Virtually unknown until recently, Hydrangea radiata has gained popularity with its leaves that are a striking silver-white beneath. Additionally, it produces attractive creamy white, flat-topped flower clusters on the ends of its branches. Silver-leaf hydrangea performs very well in part-shade as a border shrub and in masses, reaching 4-7’ tall at maturity. It combines well with Polystichum acrostichoides, Xanthorhiza simplicissima, Rhododendron maximum, Leucothoe fontanesiana, Clethra acuminata, Oxydendrum arboreum, and Rhododendron minus.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    shrub 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-summer, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown 

Additional Information

USDA Plants Database