Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'

Hydrangea paniculata (Tardiva Hydrangea)

Tardiva Hydrangea

Somewhat similar to floribunda but the sepals are mostly in 4's compared to 5's. The inflorescence about 6" long. Flowers quite late starting in September.

Panicle Hydrangea should be grown in full sun or partial shade on well-drained, moist, loamy soil. Plants are fuller in the sun. The upright, spreading branches often bend down with the weight of the blooms, and the brown, faded blooms should be removed in late September to keep the tree from looking unkempt. If unpruned some people object to the pinkish brown fruits and old flowers which hang on to the tree during the winter. Pruning also is suggested to keep the plant to a consistent, neat shape. Lower branches can be pruned to clean up the bottom of the plant and make it grow into a multi-stemmed tree. Flowers emerge white and turn pink. Annual renewal pruning is suggested to produce large flowers. This means cutting the taller stems close to the ground.

Blooms about a week later than 'Grandiflora'.


Height
6-8 Feet

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Spread
8-10 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4A to 8A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Deciduous
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Exposure
Sun
Growth Rate
Fast
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Moist
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