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All About Hydrangeas

Hydrangea Comparison Chart

 

Season of Interest
Name USDA
Zone
AHS
Zone
Height Width Spacing Habit Summer
Fall
Winter
Blooms on New or Old Wood Rebloom-
ing
When
to
Prune
Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla
Edgy® Hearts 5 9 2-4′ 2-4′  3-5′ Mounded Old
Wood
Best Avoided (After flowering)
Let’s Dance® Blue Jangles® 5 9 1-2′ 1-2′ 1-2′ Mounded New/Old Wood  Best Avoided (After flowering)
Let’s Dance® Rhythmic Blue 5 9  3-4′  3-4′ 3-4′ Mounded  ♦  New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After early summer bloom)
Let’s Dance® Starlight 5 9  2-3′  2-3′ 3-4′ Mounded  ♦ New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After early summer bloom)
Hardy
Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata
Bobo®  3 8   2.5-3′   3-4′   4-5′ Mounded  ♦  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
Fire Light®  3 8  4.5-6  4.5-6  4.5-6 Upright mound  ♦  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
‘Limelight’  3 8   6-8′   6-8′  6-8′ Upright mound  ♦  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
Little Lime® 3 8  3-5′  3-5′  4-6′ Mounded  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
‘Little Lamb’ 3  8 4-6′ 4-6′ 5-8′ Mounded  ♦  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
Little Quick Fire® 3  8 3-5′  3-5′ 3-5′ Mounded  ♦ New Wood Early summer/
mid summer/
late summer
Pinky Winky® 3  8  6-8′  6-8′   6-8′ Upright mound  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
Quick Fire® 3 8  6-8′  6-8′   6-8′ Upright mound  ♦ New Wood Late winter / early spring
Mountain
Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata
Tiny Tuff Stuff  5 9  1.5-2′ 1.5-2′ 1.5-2′ Mounded  ♦  New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After flowering)
Tuff Stuff  5  9 2-3′ 2-3′ 2-4′ Mounded  ♦  New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After flowering)
Tuff Stuff Red  5 9 2-3′ 2-3′ 2-4′ Mounded  ♦   New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After flowering
Tuff Stuff
Ah-Ha
 5  9 2-3′ 2-3′ 2-3′  Mounded  ♦   New/Old Wood  ♦ Best Avoided (After flowering
Oakleaf
Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia
Gatsby Gal® 5 9  5-6′ 5-6′ 5-6′ Mounded  ♦  ♦ Old Wood Best Avoided (After flowering)
Gatsby Moon® 5 9 6-8′ 6-8′ 6-10′ Mounded  ♦ Old Wood Best Avoided (After flowering)
Gatsby Star® 5  9 6-8′ 6-8′ 5-6′ Mounded  ♦  ♦ Old Wood Best Avoided (After flowering)
Smooth
Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens
Incrediball® 3 9  4-5′  4-5′ 5-6′ Mounded New Wood Late winter / early spring
Incrediball® Blush 3 9 4-5′ 4-5′ 5-6′ Mounded New Wood Summer-Fall
Invincibelle® Spirit II  3 9  3-4′  3-4′ 3-5′ Mounded New Wood Late winter / early spring
Invincibelle Wee White®  3 9 2-3′  2-3′  2-3′ Mounded New Wood Summer-Fall
Lime Rickey® 3 9 4-5′ 4-5′ 4-5′  Upright  New Wood Summer-Fall
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