Hydrangea arborescens / Wild Hydrangea


In natural settings, Wild Hydrangea clings to ravine walls and steep slopes in rich sheltered forests. In gardens, this native shrub makes a beautiful ornamental, planted as a specimen, or as a thick hedge.

Covered in saucer-shaped white blooms that draw pollinators. Perfect for bridging the gap between spring and summer blooming natives. Larval host for Hydrangea Sphinx moth.

Used by herbal practitioners for kidney stones, also used in Cherokee and Southern herbal traditions.

Height: 4′ – 6′        Blooms: June, July

Siting: Average to moist soil, part sun to shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Hydrangea arborescens Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Hydrangea Sphinx

Additional information


Two Quart, Gallon