Hydrangea ‘Summer Crush’: Shrub
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Exposure: Partial Shade — Can handle morning sun.
Average Size: 2-3′ tall and 2-3′ wide
Foliage: Deep Green, Deciduous
Bloom: Round raspberry red summer blooms. Will retain color unless soil acidifier is applied to get a blue/purple color.
Pests/Problems: Deer, Leaf Spot,
Uses: Great for any landscape due to compact size and impactful color
Prune lightly in late summer or early fall after flowering. Typically, big leaf hydrangeas bloom on old wood (1 year old wood). New varieties, like Summer Crush, can produce on old and new wood. It’s better leave as much old wood as possible through the winter and spring to ensure blooms.