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Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire Light'

Panicle Hydrangea

  • Huge, full flower heads and sturdy, strong stems.
  • Blooms emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of summer color.
  • It makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried,
  • Can be used as a hedge, specimen, or incorporated into flower gardens and foundation plantings.
  • Exceptionally hardy, growing and flowering well even in chilly zone 3
  • Low-maintenance and easy to grow - the perfect plant for "black thumbs."

Panicle Hydrangea Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Panicle hydrangeas are best pruned in late fall or early spring. Cut the branches back by about one-third their total length. This plant tolerates a wide range of conditions, but does not grow well in soggy soil. Plant in full sun in zones 3-7; afternoon shade is preferable in warmer areas. A good 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch over the roots is very beneficial.

If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.

Height:

54-72 in

Spread:

54-72 in

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire Light'

Attributes
Container
Specimen
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Habit
Upright