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Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' (Peegee hydrangea, Panicle hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' 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 'Grandiflora' hy-DRAIN-jah pah-nik-yew-LAY-tah Common Name: Peegee hydrangea, Panicle hydrangea Genus: Hydrangea
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 characteristics: Flowers are good for cutting and drying. These shrubs may be used for hedging.
Care: Grow 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.
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 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 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 Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Flowering Tree, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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