hydrangea arborescens


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wild hydrangea

wild hydrangea

Up to 9 ft tall. (3m) Most recognized by it’s round cluster of tiny whitish flowers, sometimes surrounded by bigger white (infertile) flowers. Leaves classic pointy oval shape with jaggy edges. Formerly marketed as “Gravel Root” because the root was claimed to aid in dissolving kidney stones, along with bladder and bronchial problems, stomach, heart, tumors. Some people simply chew bark for stomach issues. Diuretic anti-inflammatory. Be careful, it’s too strong for some people, could cause bloody diarrhea.
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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' produce giant, football-size white flowers in abundance, each reaching up to 25cm in diameter.
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' produce giant, football size white flowers in abundance, each reaching up to 25cm in diameter.
A RAISED bed made from old timber shuttering provides deep, fertile soil for lush green ferns to thrive in, along with plants such as the voluptuous Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle, which produces spectacular heads of white florets up to 1ft across.