Hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants, trees, shrubs, and climbing bushes. Many hydrangea flower species are native to southern and eastern Asia and the Americas. Some of the more well known species include: Macrophylla, Serrata, Arborescens, Quercifolia, Paniculata, and Anomala.
Hydrangea Species of Plants
The plant classification chart recognizes hydrangea species of plants as being part of the Hydrangea L. genus. The Hydrangea L. genus of beautiful hortensia blooming plants is then sub-categorized into the 6 different hydrangea species and cultivars which are:
- Paniculata Grandiflora
- Anomala Petiolaris
Types of Hydrangea Flower Species
Macrophylla Hydrangea Flower Species
Hydrangea Macrophylla species are characterized by
Arborescens Hydrangea Flower Species
The Arborescens species of hydrangeas are characterized by the native smooth and sweet scented Annabelle hydrangeas.
Quercifolia Hydrangea Flower Species
The Quercifolia species of hydrangeas are characterized by Oakleaf and Snow Queen hydrangeas.
Paniculata Hydrangea Flower Species
The Paniculata Grandiflora species of hydrangeas are characterized by the panicle shaped heads and are often referred to as Pee Gee hydrangeas.
Anomala Hydrangea Flower Species
The Anomala Petiolaris species of hydrangeas are characterized as climbing vine hydrangea plants.
Serrata Hydrangea Flower Species
Hydrangea Serrata Flowering Plant or Mountain hydrangeas. Smaller species with compact flowers and leaves. Varieties: Blue Bird, Blue Deckle, Diadem, Presioza, Tiara.
Below you will find a short description for each hydrangea flower species with a link to a more in depth page which is filled with information on the varieties and colors of plants that fall under each of the species.