San Francisco and wondering if this is a hydran

cfrancesApril 26, 2014

Hello, I am trying to find out what kind of plant this is. It is not a tree "necessarily" but almost, it's more than a shrub I think, it can be fuller than it looks in the photo, but the flower is pretty unique. i am wondering if it is a
Hydrangeas. I have looked on several identifying plant sites and cannot locate it. There is another kind of plant called a "Cherokee (something) that is similar, but I do not know (Dogwood). Can someone help? thanks

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It looks like a regular Hydrangea macrophylla to me.
(I don't think it's cornus at all - there appears to be a named cultivar dogwood called "Cherokee Princess" but if you google images you will see its quite a different flower from yours.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 2:12AM
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There is a "tree" form of hydrangea; possibly you may have one of those, and if so it could be trained into a small tree of about six to ten feet or so.

Here is a link that might be useful: YouTube video and photos

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 3:21AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Looks like a normal Hydrangea macrophylla to me, too. Some can grow quite tall if not pruned or badly pruned. Not necessarily a 'tree hydrangea'. It's not H paniculata which is the plant in the video.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 5:17AM
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