• Star Hydrangea 'Cherry Explosion'

Cherry ExplosionTM Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay' Cherry ExplosionTM PP28,757

Habit: Upright

Height: 3-4'

Spread: 3-4'

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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Mix of Sun & Shade


Give your landscape a unique look with this compact, easy to grow Hydrangea that features beefy, cherry red florets surrounding a cushion of small center booms creating huge flowers that will knock your socks off! Hardy and a bloomer on new wood, this selection will give you scads of color even after the roughest winter. Burgundy fall stems and foliage complete a long season of outstanding color. Acid soils will add purple to its cherry red color.

'McKay'. PP28757.


Plant Characteristics


  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foliage/Stems


  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

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Zipcode 29201
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