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Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Other Hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangea Original is probably one of the most famous hydrangeas in the world. That is why we will compare it to other similar varieties.

Bloomstruck Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The main difference between Bloomstruck Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea is that Bloomstruck is more resistant to disease. Endless Summer Hydrangea is quite susceptible to powdery mildew, while Bloomstruck Hydrangea is hardly affected by it.

Bloomstruck Hydrangea also has stronger stems, so if you live in a place with heavy snowfall, this is a better choice. Endless Summer Hydrangea stems can bend or break under heavy snow and strong winds.

Both hydrangeas are pink to blue in color, but Bloomstruck is an improved version of Endless Summer Hydrangea. Because in addition to stronger stems and disease resistance, the Bloomstruck Hydrangea has better heat tolerance than its competitor.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Bloomstruck Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Bloomstruck Hydrangea

  Bloomstruck Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 4-9 4-9
Mature height 3-4′ (0.9-1.2m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 5-6′ (1.5-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Blooming type old and new wood old and new wood
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Annabelle Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The color of the flowers is the most noticeable difference between Annabelle Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea. Annabelle has snow-white flowers that may have a greenish hue, but this variety is never blue or pink. Endless Summer Hydrangea may be pink or blue but never white.

The second difference is the shape. Endless Summer Hydrangea is spherical, 3-5 feet wide, and tall. Annabelle Hydrangea, on the other hand, is also 3-5 feet tall but can be up to 6 or more feet wide. This means it is slightly flattened and not perfectly round in shape.

Also, Annabelle Hydrangea tolerates full sun better and almost never burns. At the same time, Endless Summer Hydrangea needs partial shade because it will get burns in full sun.

  Annabelle Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 3-9 4-9
Mature height 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 4-6′ (1.2-1.8 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Blooming type new wood old and new wood
Light exposure partial sun, full sun partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Limelight Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The major distinction between Limelight Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea is the shape and color of the inflorescences. Limelight Hydrangea has pyramid-shaped inflorescences of white or light green color. While Endless Summer Hydrangea has ball-shaped inflorescences of blue, purple, or pink.

The second difference is that Limelight Hydrangea is a larger plant and can reach 8 feet in height and width. Endless Summer Hydrangea is smaller, with a maximum height and width of 5 feet.

Also, Limelight Hydrangea is hardier and can be grown from 3 USDA hardiness zone. Endless Summer Hydrangea is not recommended for growing north of zone 4.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Limelight Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Limelight Hydrangea

  Limelight Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 3-9 4-9
Mature height 6-8′ (1.8-2.4 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 6-8′ (1.8-2.4m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Blooming type new wood old and new wood
Light exposure partial shade, full sun partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Penny Mac Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The first feature that distinguishes the Penny Mac Hydrangea from the Endless Summer Hydrangea is size. Penny Mac Hydrangea easily reaches 6 feet in height and width, while Endless Summer Hydrangea rarely exceeds 4 feet in height and width.

The next difference is hardiness. While Endless Summer Hydrangea grows well in zone 4, Penny Mac is recommended to grow starting in zone 5. Penny Mac grows poorly in zone 4 and will die after a while.

The color of both hydrangeas is about the same, as well as the size of the flower heads. What distinguishes them is the number of flowers in an individual cluster. The Penny Mac Hydrangea has more individual flowers than the Endless Summer Hydrangea. As a result, Penny Mac Hydrangea looks more interesting than its competitor.

  Penny Mac Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 4-6′ (1.2-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 4-6′ (1.2-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Blooming type old and new wood old and new wood
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Incrediball Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The distinction between Incrediball Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea is in the flowers. Endless Summer has blue or pink flowers depending on the soil pH. Incrediball Hydrangea has white flowers regardless of whether the soil is acidic, neutral, or alkaline.

Incrediball Hydrangea is also hardier and can be grown in zone 3. Endless Summer, on the other hand, is only suitable for zones 4-9. Another advantage of Incrediball Hydrangea is its tolerance to full sun.

Also, Incrediball blooms only on new wood. Whereas Endless Summer can bloom on new and old wood. For this reason, you should avoid pruning Endless Summer in autumn and spring because this can reduce the number of flowers.

  Incrediball Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 3-9 4-9
Mature height 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade, partial sun, full sun partial shade
Blooming type new wood old and new wood
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Summer Crush Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The first thing that separates Summer Crush Hydrangea from Endless Summer Hydrangea is size. Summer Crush is a compact hydrangea that reaches no more than 3 feet tall and the same width. Endless Summer is a larger plant, 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It follows that if you are looking for a compact plant, Summer Crush is a better choice.

The second difference is the color. Endless Summer Hydrangea can be blue, purple, or pink depending on the soil type. Summer Crush, on the other hand, is usually red but can sometimes turn pink as well.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Summer Crush Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Summer Crush Hydrangea

  Summer Crush Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 4-9 4-9
Mature height 1.5-3′ (0.45-0.9m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 1.5-3′ (0.45-0.9m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Blooming type old and new wood old and new wood
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Blue Enchantress Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The difference between Blue Enchantress Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea is that Endless Summer is more hardy and grows well in zone 4. Blue Enchantress is a more warm-loving hydrangea and is recommended to be grown no further north than zone 5. But even in zone 5, Blue Enchantress can have problems, so experienced gardeners recommend planting it from zone 6 to 9.

The second difference is that Blue Enchantress Hydrangea holds its blue color better and can only be purple occasionally. Endless Summer Hydrangea, on the other hand, can go from blue to pink and is more sensitive to soil acidity.

  Blue Enchantress Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

All Summer Beauty Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

All Summer Beauty Hydrangea differs from Endless Summer Hydrangea in that it has lighter-colored flowers. All Summer Beauty like Endless Summer Hydrangea can be blue or pink, but Endless Summer has a richer color while All Summer Beauty can even have partially white flowers.

Also, All Summer Beauty is less tolerant of cold climates and is best grown in zones 5-9. At the same time, Endless Summer can be grown in zones 4 to 9.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs All Summer Beauty Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs All Summer Beauty Hydrangea

  All Summer Beauty Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Mini Penny Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

What sets Mini Penny Hydrangea apart from Endless Summer Hydrangea is size. The Mini Penny Hydrangea is a dwarf hydrangea, no more than 3 feet tall and no more than 4 feet wide. Endless Summer Hydrangea, on the other hand, is 5 feet in width and height.

Also, Mini Penny Hydrangea has lighter flowers. There are many examples where the flowers of this hydrangea were light gray or cream and sometimes even white. Endless Summer Hydrangea has a brighter color of flower heads and is never white.

Endless Summer Hydrangea is also hardier than Mini Penny.

  Mini Penny Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 2-3′ (0.6-0.9m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 3-4′ (0.9-1.2m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Nantucket Blue Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

Nantucket Blue Hydrangea differs from Endless Summer Hydrangea in that it is slightly larger. Its height and width can exceed 6 feet, while Endless Summer usually does not grow more than 5 feet in height and width.

Endless Summer also tolerates low temperatures better and can be planted in zone 4. Nantucket Blue, on the other hand, can be planted no further north than zone 5 or even 6.

Nantucket Blue Hydrangea can tolerate full sun and Endless Summer Hydrangea needs partial shade.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Nantucket Blue Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Nantucket Blue Hydrangea

  Nantucket Blue Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 4-6′ (1.2-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 4-6′ (1.2-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade, full sun partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Merritt’s Supreme Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The first significant difference between Merritt’s Supreme Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea is the color. Merritt’s Supreme is rosy-pink, sometimes it can be almost red, but it is almost never blue. From Endless Summer, on the other hand, it is fairly easy to get a blue color, although it is mostly purple and never red.

The second difference is frost resistance. Endless Summer is very hardy and can grow in zone 4 whereas Merritt’s Supreme can only grow in zone 6. Merritt’s Supreme sometimes needs to be winter-covered when planted in zone 6.

Lastly, Merritt’s Supreme is a little more compact than Endless Summer.

  Merritt’s Supreme Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hardiness zone 6-9 4-9
Mature height 3-4′ (0.9-1.2m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 3-4′ (0.9-1.2m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Oakleaf Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The flowers are the most noticeable difference between Oakleaf Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea. Oakleaf Hydrangea has pyramidal panicles of white or pink. While Endless Summer Hydrangea inflorescences are ball-shaped and may be pink or blue. Depending on the soil, Endless Summer may change its color; on the other hand, the color of Oakleaf Hydrangea is independent of soil pH.

Also, Oakleaf Hydrangea is larger and can reach 8 feet tall. Endless Summer usually does not grow taller or wider than 5 feet.

Oakleaf Hydrangea blooms only on old wood while Endless Summer blooms on old and new wood.

Oakleaf Hydrangea tolerates planting in full sun and Endless Summer needs diffused sun.

  Oakleaf Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 8′ (2.4m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 8′ (2.4m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Blooming type old wood old and new wood
Light exposure partial shade, full sun partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

La Dreamin Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

La Dreamin Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea have different flowers. Endless Summer Hydrangea can be either blue or pink at the same time. La Dreamin Hydrangea, on the other hand, can have different colors (purple, blue, and pink) at the same time. The variegation makes La Dreamin Hydrangea a much more interesting plant.

The second difference is that La Dreamin Hydrangea is less tolerant of northern climates and should not be grown north of zone 5. Endless Summer Hydrangea, on the other hand, can be grown from zone 4.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs La Dreamin Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs La Dreamin Hydrangea

  La Dreaming Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 4′ (1.2 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 4′ (1.2 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Big Daddy Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

Big Daddy Hydrangea differs from Endless Summer Hydrangea in the larger size of the inflorescences. Endless Summer flower heads are usually 8 inches across while Big Daddy Hydrangea inflorescences can reach over 1 foot across.

Also, Big Daddy Hydrangea is slightly larger and can reach 6 feet wide and tall. Endless Summer Hydrangea, on the other hand, usually reaches no more than 5 feet in height and width.

Besides, Endless Summer Hydrangea is more frost tolerant. Big Daddy Hydrangea is only recommended to grow in zones 6-9.

  Big Daddy Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 6-9 4-9
Mature height 5-6′ (1.5-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 5-6′ (1.5-1.8m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Dear Dolores Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

Dear Dolores Hydrangea is less hardy than Endless Summer Hydrangea. In zone 4 Dear Dolores will constantly freeze and you will need to cover it, best suited for zones 5-9. Endless Summer Hydrangea, on the other hand, is good in zone 4.

Endless Summer also has a richer color of flowers. Whereas Dear Dolores has lighter color.

  Dear Dolores Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 4-5′ (1.2-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 4-5′ (1.2-1.5 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Let’s Dance Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

The difference between Let’s Dance Hydrangea and Endless Summer Hydrangea is that the former is almost half the size. Let’s Dance is usually no more than 3 feet tall and the same width. Endless Summer easily reaches 5 feet in height and width.

The next thing is frost resistance. Endless Summer can grow in zone 4 while Let’s Dance only in zone 5 and further south.

Also, Let’s Dance can tolerate full sun while Endless Summer needs shade in the afternoon.

  Let’s Dance Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 2-3′ (0.6-0.9 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 2-3′ (0.6-0.9 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade, full sun partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites

Mathilda Gutges Hydrangea vs Endless Summer Hydrangea

Mathilda Gutges Hydrangea, unlike Endless Summer Hydrangea, has a much richer color of flowers. Mathilda Gutges holds the blue color well and it is very bright. Endless Summer Hydrangea has a less intense color and can also vary from blue to pink.

Also, Mathilda Gutges Hydrangea is less hardy than Endless Summer but tolerates full sun better.

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Mathilda Gutges Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea vs Mathilda Gutges Hydrangea

  Mathilda Gutges Hydrangea Endless Summer Hydrangea 
Hardiness zone 5-9 4-9
Mature height 3-6′ (0.9-1.8 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Mature width 3-6′ (0.9-1.8 m) 3-5′ (0.9-1.5 m)
Growth rate fast fast
Light exposure partial shade, full sun partial shade
Soil moist, drained moist, drained
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 6.0-7.0
Watering 1-2 times per week in a drought 1-2 times per week in a drought
Diseases fungus fungus
Pests insects, mites insects, mites