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Mini Mauvette® Smooth Hydrangea

Rhino Hillside Garden

Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA7’

Order: Cornales

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Type: Shrub

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 60

Mini Mauvette® smooth hydrangea, a selection of the species native to Illinois, is a dwarf cultivar with deep pink flowers that bloom in early summer. Its flowers persist through the winter on strong, sturdy stems that provide cover for wildlife. This shrub cultivar prefers average, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade and is often grown as an accent plant or planted in large groups.

Native Range
From cultivation; species native to eastern United States

USDA Hardiness Zone

Average Mature Height
3 feet

Flower Color
Dark pink

Flowering Months

Bees and small mammals

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