The Hydrangeas at Black Forest Nursery are extremely winter hardy. They bloom nicely in full sun, partial shade, or shady conditions.
We highly recommend and offer the "Bloomstruck" and "Endless Summer" for many reasons. They are the winter hardy, Zone 4, varieties. They are heavy bloomers that produces loads of 8 inch round flowers from June until frost. The flowers are blue in acidic soil and pink in alkaline soil. This "Endless Summer" Hydrangea blooms on both old and new wood. The result is a large leaf shrub that blooms magnificently. Remember to fertilize heavily to keep the flowers coming and to remove spent flowers. Typical height is 4 - 5 feet and 4 - 5 feet in width.
Subject to Availability
Hydrangeas carried at Black Forest Nursery are:
Annabelle - The typical growth of this Hydrangea is 4 - 5 feet high and 3 - 5 feet in width. It is a summer blooming shrub with large white flowers. It thrives in shade and does well in sun. Annabelle was the PA Gold Medal Award Winner.
Bobo - Beautiful compact hydrangea staying small at 4 feet tall. Loads of large flowers in white blushing with pink as the flower ages.
Endless Summer - Everblooming with blue or pink flowers, your choice, and reaching 4 to 5 feet tall. Good winter hardiness, Needs winter protection using mulch or leaves for consistent blooming year after year.
Incrediball - Lovely large, round, white flowers adorn Incrediball. Reaches 4 to 5 feet in height and width. Sturdy branching. Begins flowering in midsummer.
Limelight - Typical growth of this Hydrangea is 6 - 8 feet high and 5 - 7 feet wide. It is a heavy blooming shrub with lovely lime-green and cream colored flowers that add great color to the landscape. Limelight blooms in late July with display shades of pink, burgundy, and green in autumn. This hydrangea received the 2006 Gold Medal Plant Award. A "Proven Winner" Color Choice Program.
Little Lime - a compact version of Limelight getting only 3 feet tall and wide.
Pee Gee - The typical growth is 8 feet tall and 10 feet in width. Pee Gee blooms August through October with very showy, conical, large double white flowers changing to light pink in autumn to a dark pink-bronze. These flowers are great for dried arrangements. Cut when the flowers turn pink.
Pee Gee Compact - Typical growth of this Hydrangea is 5 - 6 feet in height and 6 feet in width. This shrub is a compact form of the Pee Gee variety with leaves and flowers a little smaller in size. Makes a great choice for the foundation or border.
Pee Gee Unique - This Hydrangea will grow 6 - 8 feet high and 6 -8 feet wide. The Unique variety has larger flower heads than the Pee Gee and holds a greater floral display. This Hydrangea tolerates pruning well and can be sheared to stay 4 - 5 feet in height. It is truly a gorgeous shrub.
Pink Diamond - Typically, this shrub grows 6 - 8 feet in height and 6 - 8 feet in width. Very large 12 inch flowers of Pink Diamond open in August with a cream color, gradually starting at the base of the flower, it turns to rich shades of pink. The open and airy flowers are held upright and are made up of both sterile and fertile flowers. The Pink Diamond tolerates pruning well and is at its best in full sunlight.
Pinky Winky - The Pinky Winky resembles its parent shrub Pink Diamond in both size and hardiness. The difference is in the size of the flowers and foliage. The blooms are 14 inches long and each floret contains 8 petals instead of 4, doubling the petal count and giving the blooms a much fuller look. The stems are also stronger and offer greater support to the flowers. Pinky Winky is a brand new Hydrangea.
Quick Fire - This Hydrangea grows 6 - 8 feet tall and is 6 - 8 feet wide. This new Hydrangea is quick to bloom - a month earlier than other varieties, starting in June. The cream flowers will turn to light pink going into a deep pinky-red color in late summer through autumn. Quick Fire is a "Proven Winner" Color Choice variety.
Red Sensation - Red Sensation is the most successful of several newer hybrids with truly red flowers. Others are simply darker pink, but this one opens its flowers red. As the season progresses, the flowers evolve to purplish red for fall.
Sized at 4 feet high and wide they are a spectacular addition to any space.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf - Profuse and exceptionally large 9" flower panicles open white and age to deep pink. They are held high above the deeply lobed oak-like foliage. It is compact and dense and the leaves boast beautiful mahogany red hues in the fall
Snow Queen Oakleaf - Reaching 8 feet tall this hydrangea is big and bold and showy. Blooms in June with large, creamy white flower panicles that take on a hint of pink in late summer. Beautiful oak like leaves are large and deeply lobed with beautiful fall color.
Strawberry Sundae - Great compact hydrangea. Flowers emerge creamy white in mid-summer, change to pink and finally to strawberry red. Great for small spaces and the color lasts well into fall. Excellent for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements.
Tardiva - The typical growth of this shrub is 6 - 8 feet in height and 8 feet in width. Starting in August, the Hydrangea depicts showy white flowers in pointed clusters 6 - 8 inches in length. Open, airy blossoms are tinged with light pink in autumn. Strong stems support weight of flowers so they do not hang down.
Twist N Shout - Part of the Endless Summer collection, Twist-n-Shout produces abundant blooms on both old and new wood all summer long. Lacy centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Study red stems and glossy green leaves turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year round interest. Easy to care for and hardy to zone 4.
Wedding Gown - Each white flower head of this Lacecap Hydrangea is fully double like a mini bridal bouquet, with an outer ring of large, double flowers surrounding a center packed with smaller, double ones. Flowering begins earlier than other varieties, and continues on new growth into fall if spent blooms are removed regularly. 'Wedding Gown' is hardy, stays compact, and prefers light shade.
Vanilla Strawberry - Enormous flower panicles are a blend of vanilla and strawberry on red stems. Emerging in mid-summer creamy white, they change to pink and finally to strawberry red. New blooms give the plant a multicolored effect in late summer and early fall. The habit is upright becoming cascading later in the season.
Hydrangea Tree Forms
Pee Gee Tree Form - This tree-like form of shrub stands 8 feet tall and can spread to 10 feet in width. This variety is a small tree made out of a Pee Gee Hydrangea, trained to a single trunk with a head of foliage. The very showy large conical white flowers bloom in August, turning to light pink and then to a pink bronze in autumn. The flower heads dry easily - cut when they turn pink.
Pink Diamond Tree Form - This form stands from 6 - 8 feet in height and 8 - 10 feet in width. This single trunk tree form Hydrangea is a lovely focal point in any yard or garden. The huge cream flowers in August turn gradually to a rich shade of pink through fall.
Tardiva Tree Form - The Tardiva Tree Form has a height of 8 feet and width of 8 - 10 feet. A small tree trained to a single trunk from the Tardiva shrub. The showy white flowers are more open and airy than the Pee Gee Hydrangea. Tardiva starts blooming beginning early August with white flowers that get tinged with light pink in autumn. The strong stems of this variety keep the flowers upright so they rarely hang down.
Limelight Tree Form - Typical growth of this Hydrangea is 6 - 8 feet high and 5 - 7 feet wide. It is a heavy blooming shrub with lovely lime-green and cream colored flowers that add great color to the landscape. Limelight blooms in late July with display shades of pink, burgundy, and green in autumn. This hydrangea received the 2006 Gold Medal Plant Award. A "Proven Winner" Color Choice Program.
Quick Fire Tree Form - This Hydrangea grows 6 - 8 feet tall and is 6 - 8 feet wide. This new Hydrangea is quick to bloom - a month earlier than other varieties, starting in June. The cream flowers will turn to light pink going into a deep pinky-red color in late summer through autumn. Quick Fire is a "Proven Winner" Color Choice variety.