Snowhill Smooth Hydrangea

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Good old Southern charm, the Snowhill Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora') - sometimes called 'Hills-of-Snow Hydrangea' is a lovely old plant that brings a shot of winter crispness to warm summer days. Quilted toothy foliage and good size make for an all-round incredible flowering ornamental.

Smooth Hydrangeas like Snowhill will cover themselves with large creamy-white snowball blooms all summer long. The blooms are perfect cut flowers for centerpieces and are some of the best flowers to dry and save for winter decorating. Just look up 'dried Hydrangea decorations for Christmas trees' to see what a hot trend it is right now!

Not just fantastic indoors, those big mophead blossoms start white and stay white all growing season until fall. Pollinators adore these blossoms and birds will like hiding in the dense branching and raising their young. These are easy-to-care-for varieties of Hydrangea that aren't subject to the pH of your soil.

Planting and Application:

One of the classic garden plants of the south, this native shrub has graced garden parties, cotillions and firefly-lit get-togethers for generations. Let it do the same for your yard! Plant as your main home foundational planting in long rows, or as an accent to your existing foundation plants. Highlight either side of the stairs leading into your home with these big, flouncy flowers!

Growing 4-7 feet in mature height and 3-5 feet in width, you'll easily make a fast hedge for privacy and screening with a few of these shrubs. Hide an unsightly neighbor or HVAC unit. Easily add privacy and interest around seating areas and screen off your front yard from the street. Snowhill is even a fantastic accent and specimen plant when used as a focal point among garden beds and borders. Anchor a planting or use it as a backdrop to highlight all other blooms growing in front of them. Lovely paired with other Hydrangeas, Roses and Perennials!

  • Big Mophead White Blossoms
  • Good Sized Dense Shrubs
  • Deep Green Foliage All Season
  • Great Cut Flowers, Fresh or Dried
  • Easy Care Native Species

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These shrubs are very easy to care for. Plant in full sun for the strongest stems to help support those large flowers, and to increase how many flowers your plant creates! Smooth Hydrangea bushes bloom on new wood, so prune in the late winter or very early in the spring before they begin to grow. Plant in a well-drained and highly organically enriched soil that remains consistently moist. So use a thick layer of mulch for moisture and insulation.

  • Full Sun
  • Regular Moisture
  • Organically Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune in Winter or Early Spring
  • Hardy USDA Zones 3-9

Don't always wish for something that is out of reach. Sometimes you just need to enjoy what is right in front of you! makes that task easier. Put Snowhill Smooth Hydrangea in your garden 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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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.

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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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Snowhill Smooth Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Rich Green
Foliage Rich Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter