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Summer Crush™ Hydrangea | Endless Summer

(35 customer reviews)

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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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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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35 reviews for Summer Crush™ Hydrangea | Endless Summer

  1. John Goode (verified owner)

    Arrived in excellent shape….very satisfied and happy with this purchase. I will definitely purchase from PBM again!

  2. Jennifer (verified owner)

    So pleasantly surprised by the size, quality and overall health of the plants I have purchased from “Plants by mail”, it’s almost like going to a Master Gardener sale where the size surpasses what is offered in any storefront! I got some really Beautiful Hydrangeas! I have also ordered other shrubs all in such good shape considering the travel from Alabama to Texas! Thanks for such Superior products!

  3. Frank McGehee (verified owner)

    Plants were in good shape even though delivered on end no this side up by fedex. Will order again!

  4. Sylvia (verified owner)

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

  5. 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.

  6. Larry woods

    Looks good can you also include catalog

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Steve H. (verified owner)

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Edward L Gesiakowski (verified owner)

    Ordered 6 Summer Crush hydrangeas in March and received them 5 days later in beautiful shape. Each had small buds on them and the leaves were a vibrant green. It’s only in the 30’s here right now so I’ll keep them on a heated porch until it’s warmer before I plant them. I would definitely order from Plants By Mail again. I can’t wait to see them blooming this summer. Thanks again for the great service and the beautiful plants.

  17. Alpine Price (verified owner)

    Very late in the year, September/October we purchased three BloomStruck hydrangea’s that have already begun blooming in early November in their whiskey barrells. The are stunning to look at and we look forward to many more purchases from this company that has provided us with many healthy and robust products, that shipped at lightning speed and were extremely well packed! Look forward to many more purchases next year! Thank you everyone, you guys are awesome!

  18. ALPINE PRICE (verified owner)

    We received five (5) beautiful, healthy and robust Endless Summer hydrangea’s at the end of September, beginning of October, 2020. We kept them watered and sitting in their pots in the locations they would eventually live in the ground. It took us about a week to get our ducks in a row and in the ground they went. We’ve had a great deal of rain since they were planted so they’ve been kept nice and moist. These babies continue to thrive and even have small flower buds forming, giving us flowers to look forward to. These arrived lightening fast, were extremely well packed and in amazing shape which was a treat this late in the season. They were easy to unpack and a delight to enjoy! I am thankful we were able to purchase them this time of year. this was our first order with Plants by Mail and I can’t wait until early next year when other goodies are available for us to to purchase. As a side note, We also bought an August Beauty Gardenia, and three Bloom Struck hydrangea’s that are already blooming in their whiskey barrels! This place is AWESOME!

  19. Kim Frost (verified owner)

    It’s not time for the roses to bloom yet, but the plant arrived in great shape and after I put it in a draining pot with fresh soil it seems to have done well (with plenty of watering) across a range of temps, from the 90’s a few weeks ago to the low 60’s today. I plan to move it inside over the winter, and will eventually put it in the garden. There are several gardens near me that have these, and I hope to be competing with my neighbors’ blooms by next spring! I’ve ordered several plants from you and they’re all doing well. Thank you!

  20. yvonne (verified owner)

    My first time ordering from Plants by Mail and I would do it again. Were shipped quickly and looked great upon arrival. I debated about ordering from a local nursery to avoid shipping, but frankly these plants looked a lot healthier than what is offered here locally, so I would order again.

  21. Sofia (verified owner)

    My plants arrived fast, healthy looking. We planted them 2 weeks ago and they look happy. Cannot wait to see them bloom next season.
    I definitely would recommend this company for purchases.

  22. Charlotte Levi (verified owner)

    My Summer Crush arrived today far fuller than I expected and quite hardy! Thank you.

  23. Tina Latassa (verified owner)

    The FedEx ground driver dropped it off upside down and damaged the plant. I reported the problem and a new plant was shipped out immediately. The second one arrived in perfect condition and was planted and looks good and healthy. I would recommend ordering from them. Customer service is awesome.

    • nick norman

      That is very kind. Thank you for your generous words. I do apologize for FEDEX’s treatment of your lovely plants. Have a blessed day. Christy

  24. Margaret Roehl (verified owner)

    Great plants. Quick arrival in good packaging.

  25. Sofia (verified owner)

    5 of my hydrangeas came today. All nicely packaged, fresh, green, healthy. I gave them lots of water to drink and put them at their future site.
    I highly recommend this website. Great job!!!!

  26. Christine Winn (verified owner)

    This plant looks healthy and in great shape. I have it in a planter at my front door. Can’t wait to see the blooms!

  27. Lupe Ruttiger (verified owner)

    I purchased one of these summer crush hydrangeas and was so pleased, I purchased three more! They were packaged well, full, green and healthy. Great quality. I highly recommend this plant and this company. I haven’t been disappointed yet!

  28. Dana McKinley (verified owner)

    Arrived in great shape and was well packaged. Arrived quickly and I’m very excited to see the blooms.

  29. Matt (verified owner)

    Great bloom color. Overall, a great looking hydrangea that was packaged well. Looking forward to them growing into space.

  30. dermdawg78 (verified owner)

    Received about a month ago in full bloom and they are still blooming. Mine were pink as in the pictures. So far very happy with these beautiful hydrageas!

  31. Meg

    I ordered 2 Summer Crush hydrangeas. The packaging was great – plants well protected & the containers were wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and prevent dirt spillage. My only concern is that the plants seemed smaller than other 1-gal plants and since planting, the flower heads have shriveled up & fallen off. Hopefully, it is just shock from replanting – the leaves are still green.

  32. Patty (verified owner)

    I am impressed by the size and quality of the 5 Summer Crush hydrangea plants I received! I cannot speak to the long term satisfaction of them as they recently went into the ground for Spring establishment. They look healthy and packaging was genius to keep the plants from breaking during shipment!

  33. Charlotte Drew (verified owner)

    Healthy plants on arrival at my home. Plant is thriving since planting.
    Very pleased with
    customer service. My flowers are not red as shown in picture but lavender.

  34. Jodi (verified owner)

    Arrived fast and in great shape!

  35. Gary Odegaard (verified owner)

    I ordered two “Summer Crush” hydrangeas. The hydrangeas arrived in great shape and are well branched and great looking, better than I expected. The only concern I have is the labeling, they’re labeled as “Endless Summer” with a tag picturing a pale blue flower, a variety I already have that has blooms that are pale blue or pale pink depending upon the soil acidity. It is my understanding that the “Summer Crush” variety of the Endless Summer strain is suppose to be a deep raspberry or purple color depending upon the soil acidity. I’m only noting this because nowhere on the label or tag does it state “Summer Crush”, only on the outside of the shipping carton someone wrote “Summer Crush” with a marker. I will keep these plants, as they are in excellent condition and I do like the original Endless Summer variety. Just feel that these plants may possibly have been mislabeled or I may have received the wrong product.

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