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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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OFFER of the week Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' produce giant, football-size white flowers in abundance, each reaching up to 25cm in diameter.
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IN MILD parts of the country and in sheltered gardens prune Hydrangea paniculata and Hydrangea arborescens.
Cool white beauty Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' produces football-size flowers in abundance, each reaching up to 25cm in diameter.
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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' produce giant, football size white flowers in abundance, each reaching up to 25cm in diameter.