Hydrangea macrophylla ‘SK2DAMA’ (Akadama®)

(Akadama Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

A compact and heavily flowering Mophead Hydrangea, the sterile florets of Akadama™ Hydrangea open deep pink in alkaline or neutral soils and a deep purple in acidic soils that contain Aluminum ions and darken as they age.  This is a compact growing Bigleaf Hydrangea with deep green disease resistant foliage that deepens into shades of purple during cool fall or spring weather.  Akadama™ Hydrangea’s dense well-branching compact size lend it to use as a container plant as well as in gardens and landscapes of all sizes.


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

Akadama Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla 'SK2DAMA'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade





Soil Condition


Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period


Flower Color

Raspberry pink to purple



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

variable/not showy

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