Hydrangea arborescens 'Riven Lace'

Riven Lace Smooth Hydrangea (Green Dragon Smooth Hydrangea)

Categories: Shrubs

 Blooms on new wood; can be cut back hard in late winter. Frost hardy to -25F, mid USDA zone 4. Sometimes found as H. arborescens 'Green Dragon'.

More About Hydrangea arborescens 'Riven Lace'

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Hardy To: -30°F
  • Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Width: (at 10 years) 4 - 5 ft.
  • Height: (at 10 years)
  • 3 - 4 ft.

The foliage is extremely distinctive. Leaves are very dark green, heavily lobed and fringed. Flowers are normal for the species, attractive white lacecaps. The plant grows very easily and forms a dense non-flopping upright mound. 

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6-12 Ft


3-7 Ft


2-5 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Hydrangea arborescens 'Riven Lace' Characteristics


  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average