6 Stunning White Hydrangea Bushes to Grow

Updated: Jun. 07, 2023

Brighten up your yard with the beauty of a white hydrangea bush! These cultivars feature pure white blooms that are simply breathtaking.

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Incrediball Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo
Zones 3 to 8
Your neighbors’ jaws will drop when they see the incredible beauty of this white hydrangea. The long-lasting flowers on this native shrub will amaze you all the way until the first frost.

Why We Love It: The bloom clusters can grow to be as large as basketballs!

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Invincibelle Wee White

Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA5’
Zones 3 to 8
Choose Invincibelle Wee White if you love Annabelle but want a dwarf version. As its name indicates, this tiny hydrangea bush is a perfect choice for squeezing into even the smallest garden spaces.

Why We Love It: The flowers start out as a light blush pink before changing to pure white.

Grow an Endless Summer hydrangea for weeks of blooms.

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Snow Queen

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’
Zones 5 to 9
This magnificent snow white hydrangea is the perfect choice if you need a specimen plant in your landscape. Eye-catching conical blooms measure 6 to 8 inches long. As fall weather approaches, the blooms gradually change pink and foliage turns a brilliant red hue.

Why We Love It: The peeling bark adds additional winter interest.

For gorgeous green flowers, try Little Lime and Limelight hydrangeas.

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White Wedding

Hydrangea paniculata ‘LeeP1′
Zones 4 to 9
These giant, fluffy flowers look as soft as feather pillows! Despite their graceful appearance, these tough plants are deer and drought resistant. Pruning is not required, but you should snip off spent blooms.

Why We Love It: The blooms shine as cut flowers, making them a perfect choice for bouquets, centerpieces and other floral arrangements.

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Puffer Fish

Hydrangea paniculata ‘NCHP1’
Zones 3 to 8
This fresh take on the popular dwarf Bobo hydrangea features puffed up blooms that envelop the shrub. Northern gardeners can grow this plant without worrying about damage from freezing winter weather.

Why We Love It: Sturdy stems ensure those gorgeous flowers will not flop over in summer storms.

We found the best hydrangea bush for every yard and growing condition.

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Gatsby Moon

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Brother Edward‘ 
Zones 5 to 9
This oakleaf hydrangea’s tightly packed bloom clusters have a distinctive ‘quilted’ look. The foliage on Gatsby Moon turns a vibrant red wine color in fall, giving this plant multi-season interest.

Why We Love It: These large shrubs would make a gorgeous flowering hedge.

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