Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Abracadabra Star’

('Abracadabra Star' Bigleaf, Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Big, bright lace-cap flowers perch atop black satin stems in summer. Flowers emerge pink and white. Flower color affected by soil pH. Flower color ranges from vivid pink to purple. Good for cutting. Unusual black stems are an added interesting feature of this Proven Winner Hydrangea.

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Best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown in consistently moist soils. Soil pH affects the flower color (blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slightly acidic to alkaline soils). Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make the flowers pinker. Begin soil treatments well in advance of flowering, as in late autumn or early spring. Plants generally need little pruning. If needed, prune immediately after flowering by cutting back flowering stems to a pair of healthy buds. Prune out weak or winter-damaged stems in late winter/early spring. Best to mulch plants year-round with 3" of shredded bark, peat or compost. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 6.

Additional information

Common Name

'Abracadabra Star' Bigleaf, Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Abracadabra Star'


10 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun


to 4 ft.


to 4 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

June to September

Flower Color

Pink to Purple



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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