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  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light ('SMHPFL') (PBR)


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3 litre pot £26.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This tough and easy to grow shrub will reliably put on a sustained display of colourful flowers, which change colour as the seasons progress. Initially creamy white, the first blooms will start to appear in midsummer, topping the slender, leafy stems and forming in generous clusters. Then, as they age, they start to take on a pink tinge, which gradually becomes richer and deeper, until by mid- to late autumn, the predimiant colour is raspberry-pink. A staple of mixed or shrub borders, it will also make an attractive, informal hedge - and the flowers can be cut for both fresh or dried arrangements.

  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather, soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.