You can prune the hardy hydrangea in spring. Give the panicle hydrangea a nice spot in full sun. Water the shrub moderately. Give it extra water during dry periods.
If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
|Latin name:||Hydrangea paniculata|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - October|
|Growing Height:||150 - 175 cm|
|Planting distance:||75 - 100 cm|
What do I need?
• Garden peat
Make sure that the root system of the panicle hydrangea stays moist. Place the bush in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Place the Hydrangea paniculata at the correct height in the planting hole. The top side of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.
The panicle hydrangea grows best in very moist, humus-rich soil. Enrich the garden soil by adding compost. Give the bush a spot in full or half shade.
Combining the panicle hydrangea with other plants
The large flower panicles of the Hydrangea paniculata are truly a beautiful sight. This makes the shrub an exceptional choice for solo planting. This densely blooming hydrangea also looks stunning in a shrub border.
You can make a stunning combination with the American lilac (Ceanothus pallidaus ‘Marie Simon’). Filling a flower bed up entirely with this fantastic panicle hydrangea also creates a magical result.
What do I need?
• Watering can
• Plant food
• Cow manure
How do I care for the hydrangea?
Water the panicle hydrangea a bit more often when it gets dry. It does not enjoy dry soil.
Pruning the panicle hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata blooms on one-year-old branches. For this reason, you can prune all the branches on the panicle hydrangea down to 40 cm above the ground every spring. This stimulates compact growth and dense blooming. Would you prefer a large bush? If so, then pruning is absolutely not necessary.
If you do not prune it, this bush can grow to 4 metres tall and 1.75 metres wide.
Did you know that the florets of a panicle hydrangea are actually just an umbel with flowers that keep growing out from the centre? If you look at it that way, they are clearly related to the bigleaf hydrangeas with ‘globe-shaped umbels’ and the ‘flat umbels’ of the Hydrangea macrophylla.