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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cherry Explosion' ('McKay')

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea, Red Lacecap Hydrangea

Main interest:
large red flower, one of the hardiest bigleaf Hydrangeas, blooms on old and new stems, long blooming season, fall colour
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
red and pink
Flowering period:
June to September
dark green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4b: -31.5 °C (-25 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 4 ft (1.2 m) width: 4 ft (1.2 m)
specimen, foundation, accent, low hedge, container

The name says it all, Cherry Explosion (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cherry Explosion') displays popping, cherry pink, florets surrounding profusion of tiny, pink, star shaped blooms. The thrilling, eye-catching flowers make this Red Hydrangea a great choice as a focal point or in a container. The large red blooms make excellent cut flowers.

This compact, Red Lacecap Hydrangea has a rounded shape filled with large, attractive, green leaves. Beautiful fall colour when the foliage changes to a deep burgundy red.

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea is one of the hardiest bigleaf hydrangeas. It is said to be hardy in zone 4b. However it is best to plant in a sheltered location to protect from cold winter winds. This Hardy Red Bigleaf Hydrangea is special because it blooms on both old wood and new stems, producing more flowers!

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$16.99 - $41.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Hydrangea 'Cherry Explosion', Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay'

Also known as: Red Bigleaf Hydrangea, Cherry Explosion Bigleaf Hydrangea, Hardy Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Hardy Mophead Hydrangea, Hardy Lacecap Hydrangea, Red Hortensia, Florist Hydrangea, Cherry Explosion Lacecap Hydrangea

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