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The Swan Hardy Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 72 - 96 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
The Swan Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
Part Sun to Sun 72 - 96

Features

Large pure white flowers can be as large as the palm of your hand.

Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Garden Height: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spacing: 
96 - 120 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Bloom Time: 
Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Can be grown as either a shrub or a tree in a full sun landscape

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers good, loamy soil. Most adaptable of all hydrangeas to different soil types. Most urban tolerant and very difficult to kill. Best if pruned in late fall or early spring. Blooms on new wood. Make sure to prune off spent flowers when they turn brown. Medium moisture, not as water dependent as Hydrangea macrophylla. Will tolerate drought. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application.

Its the flowers! Huge, pure white florets grow as large as the palm of your hand! The flower petals are nearly 5 times as large as the typical Hydrangea. THE SWAN has such unusually large flowers that it should be planted where it can be admired up close. Everyone will want to know what it is and to inspect the florets to see just how big they are. It can be grown as a shrub perfect as a dramatic accent plant. This cold hardy hydrangea is a reliable bloomer that produces flower buds on new growth. No need to worry about pruning at the wrong time of the year or having a super cold winter; THE SWAN will bloom every summer.

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