Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

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Hello, my name is Cherry Explosion Hydrangea! Like my name suggests, I am best known for my explosions of abundant red flowers, which bloom in a circle surrounding dainty star shaped flower centers. While I thrive in any soil, acidic soil will have the effect of my flowers blooming lavender instead of red. Not only are my summer colors vibrant and abundant, my foliage shifts to a deep burgundy as the cool weather approaches - making me the perfect for transitioning your garden from summer to fall. I am low maintenance, and don't require pruning other than to remove spent flowers in the spring. I am happiest, healthiest and most beautiful when I am given lots of sun and my soil is kept moist!

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

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Latin Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay' Cherry Explosion

Common Name

Cherry Explosion Hydrangea

Current Size

Approx. 1-2ft

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width


Mature Height


Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Partial Sun (4-6 hours)


Late Winter/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Large, eye-catching blooms in vibrant shades of pink and red
  • Compact growth habit, making it perfect for smaller gardens or container planting
  • Blooms on new wood, ensuring reliable flowering every year

Care Guide

  • Watering: Hydrangeas don't like to dry out, so be sure to water deeply during dry spells. Water once or twice a week
  • Maintenance: Remove any dead or damaged branches in early spring. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to promote new growth. If you want to change the coluor of your hydrangea's blooms, you can do so by adjusting the soil pH. For pink flowers, keep the soil pH around 6.0-6.5. For blue flowers, keep the soil pH around 5.0-5.5.
  • Pruning: In late fall, after the plant has gone dormant, you can remove any dead or damaged branches.
  • (Optional):Fertilizer: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring, just as new growth is starting to emerge. You can also apply a fertilizer specifically formulated for acid-loving plants to help promote bloom production.

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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