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Summer Crush™ Hydrangea | Endless Summer

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About Summer Crush™ Hydrangea | Endless Summer

The Summer Crush Hydrangea from Endless Summer Hydrangeas is brand new for 2019! This exciting variety picks up where the Bloomstruck Hydrangea left off. It produces vibrant raspberry red mophead blooms in late spring and then reblooms through fall. These eye-catching blossom clusters are absolutely stunning and perfect for drawing attention next to your patio or gazebo.

Like other mophead hydrangeas, you can change the bloom color! Alkaline to somewhat neutral soil will produce the characteristic raspberry red blooms. While acidic soil will produce bright purple flowers.

This hydrangea features large, bright green leaves with serrated edges coming to a point on the end. Furthermore, the Summer Crush has waxy cuticles that prevent midday heat melt, which is a common occurrence with some hydrangea breeds.

The Summer Crush Hydrangea is naturally compact, with an upright, rounded growth habit. Short internodes measure only a couple of inches between leaves. Therefore, dense foliage is guaranteed, no pruning is required!

This Macrophylla hydrangea is deciduous, meaning that it’ll go dormant to protect itself from the winter cold. After the first frost, the Summer Crush will lose all its foliage for the duration of winter. Spring will see the triumphant return of fresh foliage and blooms for the new season.

The Summer Crush is more cold-hardy than traditional macrophylla hydrangeas.

At a mature size between 18-36″ H x 18-36″ W, there’s no doubt you can find a spot for at least one of these beauties somewhere in your landscape!

*The Summer Crush Hydrangea is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

Endless Summer – Summer Crush Hydrangea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 4-9.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade for best results. Several hours of sun in the morning with afternoon shade will support healthy bloom production.

Moreover, the Summer Crush can handle more sun than traditional mophead hydrangeas, but all-day sun may result in foliage burning.

Well-draining soil is important for avoiding root rot.

Water regularly after planting. 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. This will allow the roots to establish deep into the soil, helping to ensure future success. During this time, check the soil around the Summer Crush Hydrangea. If the soil is drying out or remaining soggy, you will need to adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in spring, and reapply regularly according to your fertilizer’s instructions. A high phosphorus fertilizer will encourage the Summer Crush to produce more blooms. However, over-fertilizing will result in decreased bloom production.

Spacing your Endless Summer – Summer Crush Hydrangeas

Plant your Summer Crush Hydrangeas 18-24″ apart from plant center to plant center for a seamless planting at maturity. Space them over 3 feet apart for space between plants.

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Common Name
Summer Crush™ Hydrangea | Endless Summer
Scientific Name
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' PPAF
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Average Size
18-36" H x 18-36" W
Bloom Season
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32 reviews for Summer Crush™ Hydrangea | Endless Summer

  1. Sylvia (verified owner)

    My simmer crush was perfect and very healthy..beautiful! Will be ordering again

  2. Susan Horinek (verified owner)

    FANTASTIC PLANTS!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I ordered a little late in the season and plants actually arrived two days later then the tracking initially indicated. Hydrangeas love water so I expected wilted plants. Arrived in very good shape and in bloom. The Summer Crush variety is my new favorite color.

  3. Larry woods

    Looks good can you also include catalog

  4. Julie Compton (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in great shape and on time! They are doing great! I love Plants by Mail:)

    • Team PBM

      We love you too! <3

  5. michael.varga211 (verified owner)

    I have ordered many plants from PlantsbyMail and am never disappointed. Fast delivery, plants arrive in perfect condition, are healthy and beautiful. My hydrangea delivery was no exception.

  6. evpullen (verified owner)

    I ordered three more summer crush hydrangeas and received them very promptly. However, the delivery company did not take very good care of the plants while in transit. A couple of them were damaged – one more than the others. This was NO FAULT of Plants by Mail. As a matter of fact I contacted them and reported that the delivery company, either through negligence or by accident, probably caused the damage. Christy at Plants by Mail was very concerned and took the extra time to investigate what kind of damage. The pictures I took were hard to distinguish the damage. In the meantime, we decided to go ahead and plant the hydrangea. After the damaged stems were removed it was smaller than the other two, but it was still pretty. I did not expect the company to be responsible and replace the plant – it was not their fault. After a couple of emails and descriptions Christy sent me an email stating that she was sending me a new plant and gave me pointers on how to care for the damaged plant. She was very gracious. She went the extra mile. This is definitely the kind of company I will do business with.

    • Team PBM

      You’re very kind. Thank you! I am glad you found us as well. Happy planting. – Christy

  7. Steve H. (verified owner)

    Arrived in excellent shape and is blooming beautifully already….very satisfied and happy with this purchase

  8. evpullen (verified owner)

    The plants came in a very well packaged container which protected the plants superbly. The were great shape and had several blooms on them. I am very happy with the quality of service and quality of plants.They also came very quickly- unlike another site I have ordered from which I still have not received. Plants by mail were out of the 1 gallon size I wanted or I would have ordered from them. I definitely would order from them again.

  9. Vincent Lin (verified owner)

    Bought 6 Summer Crush and shipped with 2 boxes having 2 and 4 in them. The box with 2 was in good shapes, but the box with 4 could not partition them and all were mingled together with broken branches and losing soils. Very disappointed for what I got!

  10. Karen (verified owner)

    I bought 5 Summer Crush hydrangeas. They are all very nice plants, and seem to be doing well after being transplanted to their permanent locations. Another reviewer mentioned the difference between the plants packed individually in upright boxes versus the multi-plant boxes where they are lying down on their sides. While I didn’t experience any stem or leaf breakage as the other buyer did, the upright packaging is definitely superior. That plant looked perfect upon arrival; the others were a bit misshapen and obviously more stressed by the trip. The latter have since recovered and all are looking good, as I mentioned. Overall, very happy with the purchase. Strong, healthy plants received.

  11. Margaret (verified owner)

    I ordered 12 of these plants and all arrived in separate boxes and in good shape with buds on them. I am very happy with my purchase.

  12. Bree (verified owner)

    Ordered 8 Summer Crush hydrangeas, I received 4 hydrangeas in one long horizontal box. They were laid down with nothing to hold them in place. When I received them all 4 were crushed together on one side of the box. 5-10 branches, multiple leaves broken off of each one. The seller believes that this is “minor damage” and should be excepted from receiving plants in the mail. I do not think it’s minor damage and could have been completely avoidable if they packaged the plants correctly. The other 4 hydrangeas I received came in 2 vertical boxes with a divider separating each hydrangea and cut outs that you push in to hold the pot in place. They were packaged with care and had very little leaf loss. I was very impressed with how they packaged those 4 hydrangeas. I honestly can’t believe the same company packaged the other 4 hydrangeas. I wouldn’t recommend buying from this seller because you don’t know if your plants are going to be packaged with care or just thrown into a box.

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