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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Fraise'

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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Fraise') at Bachman's Landscaping

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' flowers

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Fraise') at Bachman's Landscaping

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' in bloom

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 6 feet

Spread: 6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4

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

Ornamental Features:

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers with rose overtones 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 color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

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;

  • General Garden Use
  • Accent
  • Mass Planting

Plant Characteristics:

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 feet 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 zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Accent Massing Garden
Applications
Flowers
Ornamental Features