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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’ (Panicle hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’ Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’ hy-DRAIN-jah pah-nik-yew-LAY-tah Common Name: Panicle hydrangea Genus: Hydrangea
'Unique' bears 8-inch-long white flower heads that fade to pinkish white. It is similar to, but more vigorous than, Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'. The cultivar name refers to the shape of the flower heads; they are broad at the base and rounded at the tip.  
Noteworthy characteristics: This is one of the most cold-hardy species. It may be grown as a single-stemmed specimen or as a multi-stemmed shrub. 
Care: Grow in moist, but well-drained soil, in sun to partial shade. Blooms on current season's wood; may cut back to a few buds from a framework in spring to produce larger flowers, or alternately, allow to grow with minimal pruning.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems: Gray mold, slugs, powdery mildew, rust, ringspot virus, leaf spots.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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