Glowing Embers Hydrangea

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Gardeners yearning for the romance of Hydrangeas in their full sun yards love Glowing Embers Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers')! Producing vibrant mophead blooms made up of clusters of large florets, that transform from summer white to baby pink then deep, beaming red to subdue in purple for fall. The rounded and compact shape and smaller size mean any sized garden can accommodate these bright blooms!

Birds, butterflies, and bees will love the vibrancy of this midsummer-to-fall mophead blooms as beacons of welcome! With dark, glossy green leaves as background to vivid blooms, Glowing Embers Hydrangeas provide dramatic staging for your beautiful wildlife visitors! Snip a few stems for your bouquets, or let the mopheads dry on the plant for interior dried décor or winter interest!

Bigleaf Hydrangeas are widely adaptable throughout USDA zones 5-9 and only grow to a 2-3 feet in mature height. These rounded deciduous flowering shrubs are very easy to care for. Glowing Embers is hardy and deer resistant, low maintenance and even handles some shade in hotter climates! You may see your blooms taking on more of a bluish or purple hue in lower pH environments.

Planting and Application:

Often intermingled with evergreens for foundation planting, these compact but vigorous growers are excellent for bordering broad lawns, creating clustered focal points under tall trees, and at the center of dramatic pollinator gardens. Cottage and perennial borders, cheerful seating areas and great along that strip between your home and the sidewalk.

These are small enough for container gardening and planters on porches and patios. Smaller plants like these shrubs make wonderful low property division and low privacy as well as backdrops and edging in border gardens and foundation plantings. The bright pink blooms highlight other shrubs in mixed plantings and add vivid color when planted en masse! Small enough that even urban courtyards and small spaces can enjoy their own classic Hydrangea shrub!

  • Vivid Blooms White, Pink to Red
  • Big Mophead Flower Clusters
  • Great Cut & Dried Flower
  • Compact Rounded Shrub
  • Low Borders, Hedges, Specimen & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For the most blooms and strongest growth, plant in full sun and partial shade, favoring morning sun and afternoon shade in the hottest summers. Plant Hydrangea in moderate, and consistent moisture and enriched organic soil. Bigleaf Hydrangea bloom on new wood and usually all stems have a flower which is the amazing thing about this plant! Prune after flowering to encourage branching and not accidentally prune off next year's flowers.

  • Thrives In Partial Shade & Partial Sun
  • Loves Moderate, Consistent Moisture
  • Appreciates Mulch
  • Prune Bigleaf Hydrangea After Flowering
  • Blooms on New Wood

Adding Glowing Embers Hydrangeas to your garden beckons attention. Order today to invite lovely and colorful birds, butterflies, and bees into your growing paradise. ships mature root systems and vivid flowering shrubs right to your doorstep!

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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.

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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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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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Glowing Embers Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pinks Reds & Purple
Foliage Medium Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering