Plant Profile

Hydrangea arborescens: Wild Hydrangea, Smooth Hydrangea

Family: Hydrangea

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail

Bloom Period: May–June

Habitat: Rich wooded slopes, stream banks; rocky areas, partial shade; rich soil.

Interesting Fact:

  • Spreading deciduous shrub used in Native American medicine.
  • Spreads by stolons.
  • Attracts bees.