Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ is a robust and reliable shrub. Flower colour is reliably red, even in acidic soils.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 150mm across. Ray florets have pale blue eyes.
synonym; H. m. ‘Forever Pink’. Considered by many to be a synonym for H. m. ‘Alpenglühen’
Bred in USA or Canada before 1987. Introduced to Europe by D’n Oerts Nurseries, Netherlands.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Red (no change)
Ray florets: Four or five sepals, slightly serrated with pointed tip, overlapping, 50mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, leathery. Mid-green. 110mm l x 70mm w.