Bloomables® Akadama® Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Big ‘red ball’ clusters of colorful brackets and tiny flowers - that’s what Bloomables® Akadama® Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'SK2DAMA') means! You’ll enjoy incredibly large flower clusters from this mophead and the classic textured green foliage! The deep pinkish-red bracts are long-lasting and darken as the flowers age!

Akadama® starts as greenish buds in spring and slowly transforms into the crimson blooms that will be an eye-popping specimen all summer! You’ll also be the pollinator hot spot! The compact growing foliage and dense form have disease-resistance, combined with great fall color too! The green sometimes gains a touch of purple during cooler weather.

Bigleaf Hydrangeas have aptly-named large leaves, quilted and textured, and look gorgeous as backdrops and large accents. French or Snowball Hydrangea changes color slightly depending on the pH of your soil, so you’ll enjoy bluish blooms in acidic soils, purples in neutral and pinks in alkaline, so fertilize and amend your soil to keep it on the alkaline side for these impressive bold red orbs!

Planting and Application:

Akadama® are perfect focal points, whether in the garden or in your floral bouquets! So be sure to plant a couple extra so you have plenty for both, and your pollinators, and extra for when these big rounded blooms dry on the plant and become gorgeous winter décor or dried crafts! Improve Pollinator gardens, cutting and Cottage borders, as well as Perennial gardens with a new addition that is sure to kick things up a notch!

These are prime specimen and focal point plants, they’re also durable and hardy for hot growing zones! Plant along property borders as backdrops for smaller shrubs and perennials, along your home’s foundation on the shadier side, en masse or as low privacy hedges!

  • Large Rounded Crimson Flower Clusters
  • Bright Green Compact Foliage
  • Pollinator-Friendly, Fresh & Dried Arrangements
  • Hedges, Screening, Specimen & En Masse
  • Heat & Disease Tolerant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Bigleaf Hydrangeas do best in the morning sun and afternoon shade but can tolerate full sun in cooler growing zones of 6-9. Provide a heavily mulched bed that’s enriched with ample organic matter and consistent moisture.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Enriched Moist Alkaline Soil
  • Mulch Very Well
  • Prune Early Spring As New Growth Starts to Emerge

The heavy blooming vigor of Bloomables® Akadama® Bigleaf Hydrangea will amaze you with added fall color and beautiful home décor too! Order innovative new flowering shrubs today from!

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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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.

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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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Bloomables® Akadama® Bigleaf Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'SK2DAMA'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No