Hydrangea

Location: Danforth Chapel, S side
Approximate blooming period: mid-summer

Panicled hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata

Origin: East Asia 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 3 
Height and Form: Large deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 25 ft, fountain-shaped 
Foliage and Bark: dark green leaves, gray-brown bark and reddish-brown stems 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: very showy and strongly scented, white, yellow-white, blue, or pink-white flowers, the yellows are fertile while the pinks are sterile 
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