Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry™
Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry™

Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry™

Quick Facts
Common Name: Panicle Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Mature Height: 6-7'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: TWO GALLON POT
Shipping Details Shipment begins in late August 2015, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

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Not structurally sound

I have had this in the ground for eight years. Some years I get the nice color change, some years not; I'm not really worried about it. Very nice cut flowers.

The problem though is that the blooms are so heavy that the stems can't carry their weight without bending. Except for the stems in the center of the plant that go straight upright. So I have this odd plant with some stems going straight upright and then all the lower ones bending down, with a big gap in between them.

I would not plant this again.

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Doing great

Purchased my vanilla strawberry hydrangea tree last spring. It bloomed right away after planting and there were a good 8-10 flowers that displayed the full spectrum of color white to burgundy during the growing season. Hoping it keeps growing and filling out. So far, very pleased.

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Most fabulous plant in my garden

My plant was purchased from White flower farms And planted about five years ago in a clay soil that I mixed top soil with. The plant is mostly around five feet tall but some branches rise to 7’. It is healthy and a profuse bloomer, that begins white, moving through shades of pink and they all end up a beautiful burgundy in Fall. This is by far the most spectacular flower in my front yard! Nothing else I have (even roses) is as colorful or showy. I fertilizer it with Miracle grow, have not yet pruned it ever. Sadly a few weeks ago our 40 yr. old Maple tree fell completely over on it and did great damage to my prize hydrangea. I hope it can recover, at all,

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Good but still waiting for strawberry color

I planted this hydrangea two years ago in a area that gets 4 hour of full sun and 1.5 hours of dappled sun in the afternoon. It is getting bigger and has about 7 blooms this year; however, the blooms are white. So I'm still waiting for the strawberry coloring - maybe the 3rd year is the charm! I live in zone 6 and I don't do any "winter prevention" for it but it is somewhat protected from wind and snow by a short stockade fence next to it.

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I have had this spectacular beauty for 3 years. I love watching the beautiful cream flowers turn pink. Especially like it when the blooms are a mix of cream and pink/strawberry. In the fall I get a beautiful burgundy color. This year due to the fact the temperature couldn’t make up its mind I had crea, strawberry and burgundy all at the same time.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh 

Growing H. paniculata

Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.

Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.

Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea paniculata blooms on new wood.

Tree form Hydrangea paniculata: Prune in early spring, removing lower suckers and up to half the older top growth.

Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.

End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.

Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.

Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.

Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.

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