UT Gardens' June Plant of the Month
The Beautiful, but Not-So-Familiar, Mountain Hydrangea
June 25, 2020
Submitted by Andy Pulte,
UT Department of Plant Sciences
The mountain hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata) has always been relegated to playing second fiddle behind the more popular and lauded mophead hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). However, over the last several years at the State Botanical Gardens of Tennessee (particularly at the UT Gardens, Knoxville), we have simply fallen in love with this understated beauty. And why not? There is a lot to love about this seldom featured hydrangea species.
A recent stop at a local big box store revealed a large selection of the aforementioned Hydran...