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DESCRIPTION: Wonderful white panicles turn to raspberry pink over the summer; a bold and audacious shrub that produces endless reams of massive and dense conical flower clusters at the ends of the branches. Long-lasting blooms.
BOTANICAL NAME: Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Fraise'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 1.8 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.8 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White ageing to raspberry pink
FLOWERING TIME: Late summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) - Requires protected location for warranty
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.