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Bobo® Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 36 Inches
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Bobo® Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
Part Sun to Sun 30 - 36


Abundant white summer flowers.  Blooms every year.  Hardy.  Soil pH does not affect bloom color.  Dwarf.

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Small or Minature


Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
30 - 36 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
White summer flowers turn pink in autumn
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Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
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Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers good, loamy soil.  Adaptable to many soils, moderate moisture required. Blooms regardless of climate, soil, pH or pruning. Prune in late winter/early spring.  Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs.  Follow the label recommendations for rates of application.

Loads of flowers on a tiny plant! This dwarf hydrangea will turn heads! Bobo is a delightful plant that is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. In fall they can turn pinkish. It is an undeniable asset to any garden, particularly those in which space is limited. This cold-hardy plant is a great choice for container gardens! It won the 2010 Gold FLORALL medal for best novelty plant.

It is compact and dwarf in habit, and the flowers cover every inch of the plant right down to the ground. This plant comes from Johan Van Huylenbroeck, the same breeder that developed Pinky Winky® hydrangea.


Bobo® Hydrangea paniculata 'ILVOBO' USPP 22,782, Can 4,910
  • Beautiful shrub I have it growing in my front flower bed where I needed a small hydrangea. It goes great with my cottage garden theme! Get it you will be satisfied!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Laura Shelly
    United States
    30 weeks ago
  • The Bobo Hydrangea was recommended last year after it's arrival. I have done the best with these types of hydrangeas since the mop heads do not perform in my yard well either. The first year I did not expect too much. We had a exceptionally hard winter this past year so when the snow finally melted, the bush wasn't looking it's best. I trimmed off the bad stuff and gave it a organic fertilizer. It was looking a little yellow. It has since greened up but in the middle of July I would of thought I would see some buds or something. Nothing yet. A little disappointed because the description says buds every year.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Holly Borey
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Beautiful plant doing excellent in my full sun small garden!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Kristy Cortina
    United States
    1 year ago
  • This plant arrived 8 weeks ago in perfect condition. I planted in on the SE corner of my house, and it is loaded with buds; it looks like a shrub that has been in place for years!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Toni Hood
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Love this plant. So easy to care for. I have it in a pot on our patio. Everyone compliments it. I am looking forward to getting a few more to add to patio. Can't go wrong...

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Megan McKinney
    Grants Pass
    United States
    2 years ago
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