Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
Plant type: Flowering ornamental perennial shrub. A floppy (though trainable) bush that serves as a bold and evolving statement piece. Also more drought-tolerant than other hydrangeas.
Flowers / fruits / cones / seeds / nuts:
- Summer: This plant blooms cone-shaped arrangements of lime flowers, that change to pale yellow, to white by late summer.
- Autumn: eventually fade to a deep pink color in autumn.
- Winter: Flowers will be dried and brown, but still be on the plant long after leaves drop. (These look gorgeous when covered in snow and lights for the holiday season as well.)
Attracts: Birds, bees, pollinators
Reproduction / propagation : sowing, cuttings, layering
Growth pattern: Plant grows towards the sun, and will continue secondary growth from nodes along each new branch. Typically will grow diagonally or upright at first, but upon development of floral bunches, the limbs gain weight and actually flop over. These will hang over sides of planters and most likely allow your plant to spread horizontally over a space if given free reign and proper moist rooting conditions. That being said, this plant is also easily trainable, and can even be tied up ponytail style to encourage upright growth and maximum height in a magnificent fountain-shaped winter display. This method allows more nodes to be higher off the ground, giving a head start for impressive height in future seasons of growth.
Size: 4-10 inches, mature plants grow 10-25 ft
Zones: 3-8 (sometimes 9)
Plant cuttings / propagations are harvested upon order. Photos show parent plants, some are rooted already, some will require time to develop as an individual. Some cuttings will be smaller and require time to grow full size. Please allow 1-2 weeks if fully rooted, or 6-8 weeks if propagated upon order.