Audubon® Native Hydrangea

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The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The showy Audubon Native Hydrangea Bush (Hydrangea arborescens) is a type of Smooth or Wild Hydrangea with white, nectar-rich blooms that nourish all types of native bees and other beneficial insects.

Blooming prolifically from June to September the mophead blooms are backdropped by broad egg-shaped, sharply toothed, dark green leaves all growing season! Fantastic cut or dried flowers, Hydrangea have always been a garden standard. Unfortunately, most newer varieties do not have the nectar resources that the Wild Hydrangea has for your pollinators and hummingbirds!

Habitat for Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Wrens, Sparrows, Thrushes, Orioles, Finches, Mockingbirds, Thrashers & Vireos. These are fantastic wildlife shrubs that are as ornamental and at home among a formal garden as they are in the wild understory.

Planting and Application:

Hydrangea bushes are native to moist or rocky wooded slopes and can be found growing along stream banks and in rich woodland soils. Fantastic Wildlife Shrubs for a naturalized hedge or screen that will attract birds to nest and roost among the dense branching.

Moist soil gardens and around your foundation near where the gutters runoff, Native Hydrangeas fit perfectly among Rain Gardens and help slow and filter runoff from driveways and parking lots. The dense root systems are fantastic for erosion control along stream or pond edges and on difficult-to-mow slopes.

  • Erosion Control, Naturalizing & Rain Gardens
  • Rounded White Blooms
  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Hydrangea Sphinx moth
  • Pollinator Garden Plants & Vital Nectar Resource
  • Wildlife Shrub Cover & Habitat

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hydrangea Shrubs prefer average, medium moisture and well-drained soils in part shade. They tolerate full sun only if grown with consistent moisture and plenty of mulch to keep the roots cool and moist.

  • Read More about Hydrangea Care in our Garden Blog
  • Rabbit, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Wet Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil & Black Walnut Tolerant
  • Hydrangea Bloom on New Wood, so Pruned Back in Late Winter
  • Mulch Well & Provide Rich, Well-Drained Soil

Nectar-laden round blooms of the Audubon Native Hydrangea Bush are a major wildlife draw! Create bird and pollinator habitat by ordering yours at NatureHills.com!

Audubon Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes