Hydrangea serrata x macrophylla 'SMNHSME'
Hydrangea - Let's Dance Sky View!®
Let's Dance Sky View hydrangea hybrid (H. macrophylla × serrata) is a standout for consistent, yearly blooming, whether you grow it in Michigan or Florida. Selected from our extensive Let's Dance® hydrangea breeding program for its ability to not only conserve its old wood buds in the face of weather challenges, but also its ability to continue creating new flowers. You'll also love how easy this cultivar is to turn blue, which is what we recommend since it’s so spectacular this way: flowers emerge a beautiful soft blue with a honeydew-green eye before maturing to a full sky blue. Its nice compact growing habit makes it both a good container and garden plant.
Key Plant Details
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Clay, Sandy, Loamy
Part Sun, Sun
2-3 feet in height, 3-4 foot spread
Annual Growth Rate:
Care Tips - Growing:
Mountain hydrangeas are from the same area of Japan as bigleaf hydrangeas but grow in the mountains instead of the seaside. As a result, they have naturally developed better cold tolerance and thus make an outstanding choice for gardens in USDA zones 5 and 6 especially.
Care Tips - Pruning:
Avoid pruning mountain hydrangeas, except to remove any dead wood. These hydrangeas cannot be cut back or trimmed at any time of the year without impacting the bloom for either the current season or the next. Though they do rebloom readily on new wood, the best display comes from treating them as though they bloom only old wood.
Care Tips - Soil:
Moist but well drained soils are best. Mountain hydrangeas are less susceptible to wilting than bigleaf hydrangeas, but cannot take soggy conditions for any period of time. Tolerant of a range of soil pH levels, however, soil pH will influence flower color.
Care Tips - Uses:
flower gardens, cottage gardens, and seaside plantings. They also make a showy addition to foundation plantings and can be used for low hedges or edging.
This plant will grow in these zones