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Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
  • Height 3 to 4 Feet Tall
  • Width 3 to 4 Feet Wide
  • Partial Sun to Partial Shade

If you’re looking for a hydrangea that pops, this is the one! The blossoms are an apple-pink and the centers are a pale pink. It is the perfect hydrangea for everything from borders to containers! It provides a generous bloom season with plentiful blooms.

The foliage of this hydrangea is a deep rich green and is paired perfectly with the apple-pink blooms. The blooming season begins in June and lasts until late September. It is disease resistant. The height on the Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cherry Explosion' reaches up to four feet with a spread of three to four feet, making it a wonderful hedge. This hydrangea makes beautiful cut flowers for any arrangement. It can be planted as a border plant and it does well with mass planting. It does well in containers. Plant this Hydrangea as a focal point and your yard is sure to stand out!

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea Care

This hydrangea requires to be planted in partial sun. It thrives best with four hours of sun per day. Well drained moderately moist soil is necessary for optimal results. Water regularly as this hydrangea has medium water needs. In times of drought extra watering may be required. Controlled release fertilizer should be applied very early in the spring. The Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cherry Explosion' can tolerate most soil types with varying Ph levels. Ph levels can change the color of the blooms. Deadheading regularly will encourage more plentiful re-bloom. Place mulch around the base for root protection in the winter. Clean up all foliage and dead branches at the end of the season.

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea Spacing

Space your Cherry Explosion Hydrangea three to four feet, center on center. Proper spacing is imperative when planting as a border plant, in use for hedges, and planting near other plants. It will ensure the roots can grow and develop properly.

Interesting Fact(s): The Cherry Explosion Hydrangea was developed by McKay Nursery in Waterloo, WI.

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Flower Color(s): Red
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Part Shade
Height: 3-4 Feet Tall
Spread: 3-4 Feet Wide
Spacing: 3 Feet Center on Center
Habit: Rounded
Blooms On: New & Old Wood
Watering: Medium
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay' PP 28,757
Common Name: Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

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It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Cherry Explosion Hydrangea Show Reviews

  • 5
    Bright Red

    Posted by Paul Davey on Jun 6th 2020

    Super good looking plant and love the bright blooms.