​All About Nine Bark Hydrangea

​All About Nine Bark Hydrangea

Posted by Tammy Sons on 13th Nov 2018

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All About Nine Bark Hydrangea

The Nine Bark Hydrangea

The Nine Bark Hydrangea a beautiful shrub that is native to North America. It grows mostly in the eastern part of the United States. This lovely shrub is also known as the seven-layered hydrangea, it is the most common name among many. It is ideal for gardens of any sort. It is a very cold tolerant plant so if you live in a cold region or area, your plant will last through given the right care. It does best in a consistent environment of well-drained, moist soils. The Nine Bark Hydrangea can be trimmed to and grown to high or wide as you want it to go. They become thick and dense and are great for bordering a lawn or garden. They add a lovely site and a beautiful decor when they are planted with care and organization. Their trunks and limbs are of a woody texture which makes them very tough. The trunk and the bark are very unique in this plant as it has seven layers. It will grow lovely green leaves and when it blooms the flowers will make it look extraordinarily beautiful. When the flowers bloom they look like lovely colorful petaled cotton balls.

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Characteristics and Appearance

The characteristics of the plant are quite interesting. It is mildew resistant. It is an excellent plant to promote wildlife such as beetles, butterflies, moths, flies, bees, wasps, and a variety of insects. This can help your garden in the long run if you want your plants to spread and grow with the help of pollination. The seeds have been known to attract kinds of birds. When you grow this plant in your garden, it can be shaped to any size and shape. This can make for a interesting creativity while you plan the look of your garden. When the flowers bloom they look like either small or large cotton balls full of lovely little flowers.

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Healing and helpful attributes

It can grow up to 10 feet tall. The bark of the shrub is very strong and can be used medicinally if needed. In Native Indian tribes such as the Cherokee, they found this plant had many healing and helpful attributes to it. The stems and bark can be peeled like layers, they even show different colors on each layer. The roots and bark can be used to help treat kidney issues and bladder problems. If you make a tea from the inner bark it can help with a child's symptom of vomiting if they are sick. The outer bark, when made into a powder, can help with swollen muscles, burns on the skin, stomach troubles, and high blood pressure. It offers faster relief when the bark is chewed. Although just like any natural remedy moderation is the key, too much of anything can be a bad thing.

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All in all

All in all, this plant has many interesting attributes to it. In the wild, they are most often found in the edges of woodland roads and streams. As well as the hardwood forests. They love to grow in moist places. The other common name that it is known by is the seven-bark hydrangea because of the appearance on the bark and how it can be used for many things. The bark used to be used by Indian tribes to treat people by either making a tea, a powder, or by chewing the bark itself. It provides a beautiful look to your garden and can be shaped by height or size by trimming. The Nine Bark Hydrangea would be a great addition to any garden of any size.