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Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

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Large, sometimes giant white flower heads reaching 6 to 18 inches long turn pinkish with age. ‘Grandiflora’ is a fast-growing shrub that can reach 25 feet tall. Hydrangea paniculata is one of the most cold-hardy species. It may be grown as a single-stemmed tree specimen or as a multi-stemmed shrub.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFlowers are good for cutting and drying. These shrubs may be used for hedging.

CareGrow in moist, but well-drained soil, in sun to partial shade. Blooms on current season's wood; may be cut back to a few buds to form a framework in spring to produce larger flowers, or alternately, allow to grow with minimal pruning.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter.

ProblemsGray mold, slugs, powdery mildew, rust, ringspot virus, leaf spots.

  • Genus : Hydrangea
  • Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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