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How to Choose a Bigleaf Hydrangea for Your Garden

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular garden plants, but, as many disappointed gardeners can attest, if you do not choose the appropriate species and cultivar for your location, your plant may not flower.

There are a few species of hydrangea, including four common species that are shrubs: Hydrangea macrophylla or bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata or panicle hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia or oakleaf hydrangea, and Hydrangea arborescens or smooth hydrangea. This post focuses on Hydrangea macrophylla, or bigleaf hydrangea. Hydrangea macrophylla is one of the most common species among home gardeners.

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