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Late Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'

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Late Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva') at Gertens

Late Panicle Hydrangea flowers

Late Panicle Hydrangea flowers

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Late Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva') at Gertens

Late Panicle Hydrangea in bloom

Late Panicle Hydrangea in bloom

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Late Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva') at Gertens

Late Panicle Hydrangea flowers

Late Panicle Hydrangea flowers

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

A showy late summer-blooming shrub with cone-shaped panicles of mixed sterile and fertile white flowers which persist into winter, blooms well in shade; somewhat coarse in appearance, regular pruning recommended; needs slightly acidic well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Late Panicle Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from late summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Late Panicle Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Late Panicle Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Late Panicle Hydrangea will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features