Penny Mac Hydrangea

Repeat bloomer!
  • Enjoy pink to blue blooms all summer long
  • Fast growing
  • Stunning when planted in masses
  • Create beautiful floral centerpieces with cut flowers
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Product Details

The Penny Mac Hydrangea is a fast growing, very popular Hydrangea with pink to blue blooms in the summer.  The Penny Mac is the perfect, low maintenance Hydrangea for the gardener with little time.  

Its lush foliage can soften any landscape around trees, borders, fences, etc.  If your soil is acidic the blooms will be on the blue side.  Neutral soils will create more of a pink color.  The Penny Mac is a repeat bloomer.

Combine your Hydrangeas with boulders, perennials, and even plant in masses for an explosion of color.  You can't go wrong with the Penny Mac!  Your company is sure to admire the color of the Penny Mac Hydrangea.  Do you have a natural area?  Plant in 3's or in group plantings with hostas, dianthus, abelias, and even roses.

The maintenance is super low for a Hydrangea.  Minimal pruning is required in the winter to maintain size.  After blooming, prune dead blooms and they will bloom again.  Bring the blooms inside! Take advantage of the natural beauty of these flowers and trim a few for a lovely, simple arrangement.

Be sure to order a larger size for instant impact while supplies last!  

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Part Sun
Soil Type Acidic
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Blue
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'

How To Care for your new Penny Mac Hydrangea

When planting your Penny Mac Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas.  Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid80s or higher.

The Penny Mac Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.  In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade.  If you have alkaline soil and want a blue hydrangea, be sure to amend your soil.  To acidify your soil, amend with aluminum sulfate or elemental sulfur.  If you are seeking a pink color, add lime several times  per year.  Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first year after planting.  Throughout its life Hydrangeas will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures.  Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas.  Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures.  Choose a slow release fertilizer for flowering plants.  Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results.  You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.  

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. You can treat mites, scale, whiteflies, and aphids naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering.  Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide.  Generally, treating fungus after infection isn't effective so if you have problems with other plants or in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring.  


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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my favorite
These are my favorite. They look great in my yard. Instructions were easy and my kids helped me put them in the ground!!
August 2, 2014
Look good in my yard
These hydrangea look great in my yard! Came packaged good and my wife was happy.

Thinking they would make a great gift
September 4, 2014
Very impressed. This hydrangea was huge... I'm so happy. I just planted it and it looks so pretty. It has blooms all over. Will be back for another hydrangea soon.
May 29, 2016
I have to say that I am very impressed with this plant and the company. My hydrangea arrived quicker than expected and had green leaves already. I believe I planted it 3 weeks ago and it has grown so fast and last night we discovered that it was already getting buds. I cannot wait til they bloom! I have bought several plants online and am very happy!
March 28, 2017
7 months ago
Great to buy from.
Beautiful and packaged well with quick delivery. I look forward to buying more in the spring.
September 19, 2016
1 year ago
Will buy from them again :)
Fast shipping and excellent quality! Can't wait for my Penny Mac to bloom! I wanted to buy another and it was out of stock. Bought from Nature Hills and the pant arrived in a terrible state. Highly recommend buying from The Planting Tree :)
August 22, 2017
1 month ago
Nice Plants
These Hydrangea's are nice looking plants, even had some blossoms when they arrived. Can't wait for them to get full grown
October 21, 2016
11 months ago
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Typical ES Hydrangeas can get a little stick-y. We are hoping the penny macs provide a more thick bush since they have more stems than the ES.
erica r on May 10, 2017
multiple colors
STEPHANIE Y on Jul 24, 2016
Typical ES Hydrangeas can get a little stick-y. We are hoping the penny macs provide a more thick bush since they have more stems than the ES.
erica r on May 10, 2017
Wanted to add to my backyard.
Linda b on May 9, 2017
multiple colors
STEPHANIE Y on Jul 24, 2016
Wanted to add to my backyard.
Linda b on May 9, 2017
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