- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
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 Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Red
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Cherry Explosion Hydrangea
|Scientific Name: HYDRANGEA M `CHERRY EXPLOSION`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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