Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Summer Crush’

(Summer Crush Hydrangea)

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Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The Summer Crush Hydrangea from Endless Summer Hydrangeas is brand new for 2019!  It produces vibrant raspberry red mophead blooms in late spring and then reblooms through fall. Like other mophead hydrangeas, you can change the bloom color. Alkaline to somewhat neutral soil will produce the characteristic raspberry red blooms while acidic soil will produce bright purple flowers.  The Summer Crush Hydrangea is naturally compact, with an upright, rounded growth habit.


Best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown in consistently moist soils. Soil pH affects the flower color (blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slightly acidic to alkaline soils). Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make the flowers pinker. Begin soil treatments well in advance of flowering, as in late autumn or early spring. Plants generally need little pruning. If needed, prune immediately after flowering by cutting back flowering stems to a pair of healthy buds. Prune out weak or winter-damaged stems in late winter/early spring. Best to mulch plants year-round with 3″ of shredded bark, peat or compost. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 6.

Additional information

Common Name

Summer Crush Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'BailMacfive'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade


2 to 3 ft.


2 to 3 feet

Soil Condition


Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period


Flower Color

Raspberry pink to purple



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

variable/not showy

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