Woody Ornamentals

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  • Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ Z 4-9

    Late June to October, circular ivory heads fade to pale green

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    Flowering from late June to October, circular ivory heads fade to pale green. Toughest, easiest hydrangea to grow.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5’
    Care: Shade to sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune back in early spring to 12-16” above the soil level.
    Native: species in Southeastern U.S. This variety found in southern IL
    Awards: Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award.

    Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning “water” and aggeion meaning “vessel” referring to the cup shaped fruit. ‘Annabelle,’ the showy form, first collected around 1900 near Anna Illinois.  The dried root was used as medicine – as a cathartic and diuretic.

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  • Hydrangea arborescens Z 4-9

    Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July in flattened hairy clusters.

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    Gray-brown stems are clad with opposite, broad egg-shaped to rounded, sharply toothed, dark green leaves with pale green undersides. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July in flattened hairy clusters.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5’
    Care: Shade to sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune back in early spring to 12-16” above the soil level.
    Native: Southeastern U.S.
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Plant of Merit.

    H. arborescens was initially found in the 1730’s by Virginian John Clayton. Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel referring to the cup shaped fruit. This flowered in England for Peter Collinson in 1746.

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  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Pee-Gee hydrangea Z 4-8

    In July and August, conical shaped heads, white fading to blush – spectacular.

    $10.95/pot

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    In July and August, conical shaped heads, white fading to blush – spectacular.

    Size: 4-5’ x 8’
    Care: Moist to moist well-drained soil in full sun to part shade Prune: In late winter or early spring remove old inactive wood and last season's green growth. Cut back branches to control the height and spread of the shrub and create more dense growth. Cut old wood down to the crown of the plant and place all cuts on newer wood at the desired height, 1/4 inch above a leaf node or bud.
    Native: Russia and Asia
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel referring to the cup shaped fruit. Von Siebold introduced H. paniculata from its native Japan in 1862. Five years later he introduced the variety ‘Grandiflora.’ The Wisconsin Horticultural Society recommended growing this in cemeteries and on lawns in 1896 – 1902.

  • Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf hydrangea Z 5-9

    Large blossoms, white turning pink and dark rose as the season advances. In fall the oak-shaped leaves become burgundy.

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    Large blossoms, white turning pink and dark rose as the season advances. In fall the oak-shaped leaves become burgundy.

    Size: 4-5’ x 10’ slowly spreading by suckers.
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: SE US

    Collected in central Georgia by William Bartram c. 1775. Bartram, “most significant American nature writer before Thoreau,” traveled the wilderness of the SE, then colonies, now US, mostly alone, sometimes with his famous father, John Bartram. William wrote about and painted the flora, native Americans, animals and insects.

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