Hydrangea macrophylla ‘McKRed’
Grateful Red Hydrangea
A McKay Nursery Introduction! A unique, unusual red flowering Hydrangea macrophylla that blooms on new wood. A hardy plant that prefers the east side of a house or building where there is protection from afternoon heat. Maintain even moisture for best results. Here in WI, this plant gets to about 2-3′ tall. Mulch well in fall and cut back any dead tips in spring for best results. Mop head flowers are red, but in acidic soils are purplish. The blooms age to a lavender and the foliage has an incredible burgundy coloration. This is a very unique colored Hydrangea flower.
Growing Zones 4-9
Bloom Color: Green to deep red that turns lavender
Bloom Period: Summer to fall
Fall Color: Orange with hints of red and yellow
Foliage Color: Green with light green branches
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height:2 to 3 ft.
Mature Spread:2 to 3 ft.
Soil Type: Well drained soil; that retains moisture well.
Sun Exposure: Part sun to part shade