Blackstemmed Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra' Saxifragaceae

Growth habit

Dwarf Shrub


Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Zucker Shrub Collection

Source of plant

Forestfarm Nursery


The clone distributed under NA 57209 was purchased at Gotemba Nursery, Gotemba, Japan, by S. March, U.S.N.A. and F.P. Darke, Longwood Gardens during a 1985 expedition to Japan. This cultivar has been in cultivated in Great Britain since the late 1800's. Following 8 years of landscape and garden evaluation in the U.S., this clone was released to the American Nursery Trade in 1993. Syn.= H. macrophylla 'Mandshurica'. This clone is noted for the blackish color of the juvenile stems; flowers borne in globose cymes (mophead type), pink or blue depending on soil pH.

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