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Hydrangea arborescens 'Spirit' PP 20,765
T. Ranney @ Fletcher, NC

Hydrangea arborescens 'Spirit' PP 20,765

Spirit Mountain Hydrangea

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Item #: 8782

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: Hydrangea 'NCHA1') We are thrilled to offer this breeding breakthrough from NCSU professor, Tom Ranney. Tom has taken the US native (New York south to Florida) Hydrangea arborescens and created a sterile (mophead) form with rich pink flowers...in other words a pink-flowered Hydrangea 'Annabelle' with slightly smaller 6" wide flower heads (10" if cut to the ground in spring). The name Hydrangea 'Spirit' is a tribute to those dealing with and surviving breast cancer, (despite officially being rejected by the really bright EU breeders rights officials who prefer nonsensical names). A royalty from every plant sold goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Although Hydrangea 'Spirit' is quite drought-tolerant, a well-drained moist soil is best.