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