A dwarf form of Hydrangea paniculata comes as a surprise, a bombshell you might even say. Compact and well-branched, this 2–3ft mini is a mound of flowers midsummer to frost. Blossoms open white with a pink eye and gradually turn rosy. 'Bombshell' is an easy-to-grow, low maintenance shrub that will fit practically anywere. PP 21,008
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall -- quiet time for most woody plants -- and are worth having for that reason alone. For information on Hydrangea care, click on Growing Guide.