Cherry-Go-Round™ Bigleaf Hydrangea

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This big red-blooming powerhouse will make you dizzy! Cherry-Go-Round™ Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hokomaburlac') is a Bloomin' Easy® Hydrangea that boasts dramatic, deep red mophead pompoms! Blooming late spring through summer, they stand tall upon sturdy straight stems, backed by those beloved quilted big, lush leaves!

The densely packed mopheads are so full that your head will swim and Cherry-Go-Round™ itself is also densely branched and compact; growing only 2-3 feet tall and wide at maturity. Once fall comes around, Cherry-Go-Round™ blooms dry to a botanical shade of creamy tan and persists throughout the fall and into winter! Snip the fresh and dried blooms for floral bouquets, crafts, and dried décor indoors or out!

Bigleaf Hydrangeas are pH-dependent blooms and the acidity/alkalinity of your soil will determine the ultimate flower color, so pick up a soil tester to be sure what you will be planting Cherry-Go-Round™ in! Plant in more alkaline conditions and you'll enjoy slightly pinker blooms, while very acidic soils might edge these blooms closer to a purplish red. But in slightly acidic soil, which is this Hydrangeas happy place, you'll enjoy those voluptuous rich red mopheads!

Planting and Application:

This Hydrangea is most commonly used in low hedges, mixed-shrub borders, modern Cottage Garden, or as a backdrop for your perennial garden. There are so many possibilities! Butterflies love them and Bigleaf Hydragnea are must-haves for the cutting garden! Groupings and winding rows of vividly colored Hydrangea add major curb appeal to foundation plantings and along pathways, enhancing outdoor entertaining areas and adding lush hot color to poolside seating!

Cherry-Go-Round™ is perfect for planters and containers, as a specimen plant and thriller plant, both in-ground and in pots! This dramatically red-saturated bloom will stand out anywhere in the sun or partial shade garden, porch, patio, or balcony! Set them off with dark pots, or vibrantly painted Talavera flower pots, or among dark foliage plants to help them stand out further! Wonderfully compact and space-saving, Cherry-Go-Round™ fits into any sized garden or landscape with ease!

  • Dramatic Tightly Packed Deep Red Mopheads
  • Deep Green, Large Quilted Foliage
  • Compact, Small-Scale Rounded Deciduous Shrub
  • Early Blooming & Long Lasting
  • Floral Design & Pollinators
  • Foundations, Borders, Specimen & Low Hedges

#ProPlantTips For Care

shade is recommended in warmer climates. In cooler zones, the more sun you give Hydrangea, the more blooms you'll enjoy! Bigleaf Hydrangea thrives in zones 5-9. Need to find your hardiness zone? Use our map to locate yours! Plant these flowering ornamentals in moist, well-drained and slightly acidic soil.

Topdress with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch as they thrive when having that even moisture and protection. Hydrangea care can look overwhelming, but it's pretty easy! We have a few recommendations for you while taking care of your plant. Once established, water consistently as you would other plants and use an acid-loving flowering plant fertilizer. Blooming on old wood earlier and producing flowers later on new shoots from the base, prune Bigleaf Hydrangea after the flowering has occurred. This will encourage healthy and happy blooms later!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade - Favoring Afternoon Shade
  • Water Consistently & Mulch Root System Well
  • Provide Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune After Flowering - Blooms on Old Wood
  • Slight Color Change Depending on Soil pH

Cherry-Go-Round™ Bigleaf Hydrangea puts the spin on your landscape with its big densely packed blooms and growth! Make your garden pollinators and neighbors dizzy by doing double takes with a few of these fantastic new Macrophylla 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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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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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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Cherry-Go-Round™ Bigleaf Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hokomaburlac'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No
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