Hydrangea arborescens HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST

Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea arborescens HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST
sevenbark, smooth hydrangea
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.6-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST is a unique sevenbark (smooth hydrangea), found by Hayes Jackson in Alabama, USA, as a natural mutation of an old and popular Annabelle sevenbark. Hovaria brand is now bringing this specialty to Europe to enrich the assortment of early summer flowering hydrangeas.

HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST is a fully double flowering Annabelle hydrangea, sometimes also called Double Annabelle. Its inflorescence is not the typical mop-head shape, it is rather dome-shaped, composed of fully double, white to pale lime green, sterile, non-scented, starry flowers from June until July, sometimes until early September. Deciduous leaves are ovate, dark green, shallowly serrated at margins.

Grow this hydrangea if you are in doubt whether the large-leaved macrophylla varieties with coloured flowers will survive your winter. This one will grow happily in USDA zone 4 where winter temperatures drop down to -34°C, and can or rather should be cut severely in the spring. It may be pruned in early spring but pruning is not crucial for sturdy stems. Just don't prune in the first spring after transplanting.

It will grow in almost any soil type, preferably in moist soil that will not be too heavy or shallow. Fertilizing is not necessary but the plant will be stronger in humus-rich soil. Don't forget to water this beauty more frequently as it is dependent on regular water supply. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 12-06-2018
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
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  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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