Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea
( hydrangea paniculata 'vanilla strawberry' )
A member of the PeeGee Hydrangea family. With blooms that arise continuously for many weeks, changing colors as they mature, plus a habit that turns from upright to cascading, 'Vanilla Strawberry' is a showpiece of a shrub that looks a bit different every time you glance at it, all summer long! The enormous pointed flowerheads get underway in midsummer in most climates, beginning green, then quickly turning a creamy shade of white. Within a week or two they are blushing pink, and eventually become a rich shade of rose! Large, well-branched, and vigorous, 'Vanilla Strawberry' reaches 6 to 7 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide within just a few seasons. The flowers continue well into fall in most areas, and are, as you can imagine, spectacular in fresh and dried arrangements. The bright green foliage is dense and attractive too, so 'Vanilla Strawberry' always looks its best.
Does well in full sun or part shade.
Bloom Time : Mid summer to fall Flower color : White / pink / dark pink
Mature Height : 6-8 feet
Mature Width : 4-6 feet
Exposure : Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zones : 4-9