Everlasting™ Ocean Hydrangea

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When you think of Hydrangeas, you may just think of the garishly bright pinks and blues in your grandmother's garden. If you're looking for something different, might we suggest that you give Everlasting™ Ocean Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmoc') a try? The big mopheads are consistent bloomers! Backed by a dense mound of quilted, serrated foliage, these compact shrubs look gorgeous even when not in bloom!

The flower colors begin softly, not in garish pinks or blues, but with fringed, creamy pink or pale lilac florets. Slowly the petals begin to get celery-green highlights while the pink and lilac deepen to rose and lavender. Eventually, the green color moves from the base of each petal and the highlights begin to change the entire bloom to bright lime green with vivid pink edges. Talk about an ocean of change!

Everlasting Ocean is a re-bloomer that is very dense, Everlasting™ is a Dutch series of Hydrangeas developed specifically for the cut flower market, so you know that the blooms must be spectacular to meet such high expectations! The stems are strong and straight and are bred not to flop or twist. The flowers are super long-lasting and very big, considering the height of the plant.

Planting and Application:

Ideal cutting garden and cottage garden additions, Everlasting™ Ocean is a beautiful low hedge and property definition! Drop a row along your home's foundation planting, or a row along a fence line to add a dreamy pop of color. Use as backdrops to your Rose gardens or add to mixed-shrub plantings. A pair standing astride your front steps or welcoming you to the start of a path or on either side of the entrance of your driveway.

The smaller size and compact growth make Everlasting™ Ocean great in containers and planters! Use as a formal planting in an upscale container on your patio or near your home's front door, or mix among other shrubs and spillers for more informal plantings. Plant a row of these compact shrubs along your driveway or the front of your home's property to separate it from the sidewalk and prying eyes.

  • White Bouquet of Petite Spring Flowers
  • An Excellent, Compact Form of Serviceberry
  • Fall Colors of Golden-Orange into Deep Maroon
  • Pollinators, Bird & Wildlife Friendly
  • Lovely Specimen, Light Shade & Edible Fruit

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Bigleaf Hydrangea does best in full sun for the strongest stems, but Everlasting™ also tolerates partial shade, especially in the hottest of its favored USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9. Plant in a well-drained enriched environment with a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the root zone. These shrubs do best in a consistent, yet moderate amount of moisture, so be sure to water in times of extreme heat and drought.

We are pretty sure that once you are caught in Everlasting™ Ocean Hydrangeas undertow, it will probably become one of your favorite garden plants! Order your garden upgrades today at NatureHills.com!

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
#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 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 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Everlasting™ Ocean Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmoc'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue or Pink
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering