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Hot Red For The Cool Shade

Cherry red is a perfect color to liven up those shady areas of your garden and nothing is going to deliver that with as much punch as the new Cherry Explosion Hydrangea. This super hardy macrophylla is covered with cherry red florets – one of the brightest reds available in hydrangeas – surrounding a profusion of tiny light pink star-like flowers in the center. The flowers cover the shrub from top to bottom.

Cherry Explosion does well in a variety of conditions, but likes protection from the hottest afternoon sun. Like most hydrangeas, the color is highly influenced by the soil, If the soil is too acid, the flowers turn lavender.

Not to be outdone by the flowers, the foliage puts on a nice show too. Forest green most of the year, it turns a lovely burgundy in the fall with the onset of cooler weather. Cherry Explosion will die down over winter, but it comes back every year without fail and blooms like a champ on the new wood.

Cherry Explosion only grows to 3’-4’ high but makes a much bigger impact! Order this choice hydrangea for your garden today!

* Cherry-red flowers in the shade
* Green leaves turn burgundy in the fall
* Small enough to fit into any garden

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Average
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue or Red