HI™ Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Multi-color and reblooming? You’ll definitely turn heads when you plant the incredible HI™ Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fire')! Whether it’s a single specimen or a hedge, these are unique landscape adornments either way!

The deep green, quilted foliage is the perfect backdrop for these incredible mophead blooms! Starting a bright green as buds, then retaining some of that green as the bracts and blooms become purplish-red or pink depending on the pH of your soil. These dense clusters of blossoms and their intense two-tone contrasting hues really catch the eye like nothing else, and they bloom - then rebloom - all summer until fall!

HI™ Fire is heat and humidity tolerant in growing zones 6 through 9, handling some sun, but preferring part shade and afternoon shade best. Maturing as a tall oval form 4-5 feet high and 3-5 feet in width, these can be pruned smaller to accommodate any sized yard, hedge or planter!

Planting and Application:

HI™ Fire sets perennial and mixed-shrub borders alight with vibrant color and contrast! Be sure to plant a few extras so you’ll have some of these incredible blooms to bring indoors for your floral arrangements, a few for pollinators, and more for when winter arrives and these blooms become tan pompoms that look gorgeous in dried floral décor.

Bigleaf Hydrangeas are dense deciduous shrubs and look phenomenal as hedges and low privacy screens. Plant along the shady side of your foundation or as an eye-catching barrier between your front yard and the sidewalk. This is a property-defining friendly fence that your neighbors won’t mind at all! Prune smaller to fit into containers and planters, or to allow any sized property to accommodate one of these fantastic flowering shrubs!

  • Purplish-Red & Green Highlights
  • Reblooming Dense Mophead Blooms
  • Color Change in Acid Soils
  • Deep Green Compact Foliage
  • Great for Hot Climates

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hydrangea does best in afternoon shade but can take full sun in cooler summers. Plant in a very well enriched and well-drained soil that remains consistently moist, especially during the summer months. Provide a thick layer of mulch to retain moisture and insulate the roots from heat.

  • Full Sun & Part Sun
  • Mulch Well & Maintain Consistent Moisture
  • Alkaline Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Early Spring As New Growth Emerges

HI™ Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea is an amazing new variety of flowering shrub with incredible blooms, disease-resistance and compact growth! Order from NatureHills.com today!

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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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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HI™ Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fire'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 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 Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No