Pinky Pollen Ring™ Hydrangea

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Unique Fairy Rings For You - Pinky Pollen Ring™ Hydrangea !

  • Otherworldly Pink and Light Pink Flower Colors
  • Intriguingly Unique Lacecap Flowers
  • Deep Green Handsome Foliage
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Sturdy Stems
  • Blooms on New Wood
  • Part Sun Loving Ornamental Shrub
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Reblooming Garden Hydrangea
  • Cold Hardy Native Plant
  • Deer Pass It By
  • Dried and Fresh Floral Decor
  • Plant in Mass, Specimen or Borders

Absolutely enchanting! The Hydrangea Pinky Pollen Ring™ (Hydrangea arborescens 'SMHALP') is like no lace-cap Smooth Hydrangea you've experienced before!

Fluffy clouds of sterile florets open into large flat-topped blooms. Ranging from light to dusky pink, each cluster is ringed in light pink bracts around the perimeter like a circlet! The perfect landing pad for your garden's real fairies like butterflies and bees!

These lovely blooms appear on new wood over the fresh green foliage. Compactly growing mounds are good sized, up to 4' tall and wide, to create magical borders, privacy and habitat in your landscape.

The large leaves are textured and serrated, plus compact and a lovely deep-green. The perfect foil for the curious flower clusters, as well as the other plants in your garden.

The blooms of Pinky Pollen Ring™ remain all summer long and even provide winter interest when dried on the plant after frost. Snip a few of these flowers fresh for your floral arrangements or wait until autumn for dried decor.

How to Use Pinky Pollen Ring™ Hydrangea In The Landscape

Pinky Pollen Ring™ is an amazing privacy and screening hedge and lush backdrop to your borders. For enchanting definition between your property and road, or to hide your neighbors with mass planting of these curious Hydrangea!

Flank your entrance or anchor your foundation plantings with Pinky Pollen Ring™ for instant curb appeal or brighten your garage or shed with one of these lovelies to soften the corner.

Reblooming Hydrangeas have improved buds that keep magically appearing on your shrub all summer into fall for armloads of curious blossoms!

Your pollinators will be entranced by these anchoring native or mixed-shrub beds and cottage gardens. Pinky Pollen Ring™ would be a stand out specimen or accent plant that will have everyone talking!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Pinky Pollen Ring™ Hydrangea does wondrously in part sun, whether that is the dappled sun from large trees or your morning sun with afternoon shade, Hydrangea are hardy and adapt natives.

Able to tolerate full sun in the colder growing zones, Hydrangea will appreciate shade in the hottest sun months. Mountain Hydrangea are typically found growing around the southeastern US, so you know they'll do great in the coddled conditions of your landscape!

Preferring cool, moist soil that is organically rich, Pinky Pollen Ring™does not like to dry out for too long, so be ready to supplement water during the worst of the summer heat.

Appreciating a generous layer of mulch over their roots to help retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Just be sure your ground is well-drained so the roots do not sit in water.

Prune in late winter or early spring to remove the previous seasons winter dieback. Pruning at this time also prevents removing those unique blooms that appear all summer on new wood. Deer will rarely damage your shrub, so no need to worry about them volunteering to help prune.

For a fascinating new plant with unexpected, unique pink blooms, add a few Pinky Pollen Ring™ Hydrangea and enjoy your own fairy rings every year! Order 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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Pinky Pollen Ring™ Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens 'SMHALP'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes