Lush wands of white florets come on in the spring and age to a deep raspberry red, darkening from the bottom upwards, reaching the peak of its color in summer. But lots of Hydrangea have lovely blooms; what separates Jetstream™ from the pack is its exceptional habit! The foliage grows naturally in a mid-sized, rounded form, growing a dense bush with strong stems that will resist wind without flopping. The large oakleaf foliage adds its own charm throughout the year, but really gets your attention in the fall, when the leaves burnish a brilliant orange-scarlet! This colorful cultivar is even gorgeous in the winter, where the peeling tawny bark adds its own appeal.
This healthy native is a low-maintenance, reliable performer for borders, foundations, and hedges. Like all Hydrangeas, it benefits from frequent watering and doesn't mind wet feet. It prefers soil on the acidic side, so if your soil is too basic, add some Soil Acidifier and watch the bloom color change! 1 Quart Container. Zones 5 to 8.