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Hydrangeas

A genus of deciduous shrubs with a long list of species and cultivars grown in Pacific Northwest gardens

Hydrangeas 

Hydrangeas are widespread in the Pacific Northwest because they are colorful, come in a large variety sizes and styles, and grow strong in our temperate Portland, OR climate. This deciduous shrub is one of the most popular plants for sale at our four garden centers because it’s relatively easy to care for.

Hydrangeas are versatile and ideal both for Portland residents who live in apartments or condos and rely on container gardening or raised garden beds for their green thumb fix, and homeowners with a more spacious garden. This large group includes climbing varieties (some can grow to nearly 25 feet tall!), dwarf cultivars, plants with great fall color and selections with tolerance for sun and drought. They are also great for fresh cut or dried flower arrangements.

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Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp)

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Hydrangea Bigleaf (H. macrophylla)

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Hydrangea Climbing (Hydrangea anomala sub. Petiolaris)

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Hydrangea Panicle (H. paniculata)

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Hydrangea Smooth (H. arborescens)



Our four garden center locations carry the most popular hydrangeas in Oregon, allowing us to teach our friends and neighbors about this remarkable plant and its many ornamental uses in Portland landscapes. We love to help our customers incorporate hydrangeas into their backyard designs because these beautiful flowers add pops of color, add height to trellises and patio canopies, and can fill in ground space between trees and landscape rocks.

The hydrangea bigleaf is one of our favorites because it’s a large, rounded shrub with ball-shaped flowers that bloom in delicate shades of pink, blue, and white. This variety is great for ground cover in front and back yards, but needs space to spread out as it grows 3-6 feet tall and wide on average. The hydrangea panicle is another popular variety. This one blooms in late summer with white or ivory conical shaped flowers. Due to its large size, this plant is ideal for the borders of yards and gardens— looks lovely when used to line lighted walkways.

Visit our garden centers today in SE Portland, Lake Oswego, Cedar Hills, and Seaside today to see our 25+ varieties of hydrangeas, and to view our pottery and garden décor that will perfectly complement your garden.