Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Panicle Hydrangea

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Hydrangea
  • Related Cultivars:

    Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
    Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'
    Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 10-12'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Upright
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Requires adequate moisture. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    A durable and reliable plant that blooms in late summer, a time when most other plants have long since flowered. The white flowers fade to pink before turning tan in fall and persisting throughout winter. The flowers are a mixture of large sterile and smaller fertile florets.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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