Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell' (PBR)

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

    A recently introduced cultivar of Hydrangea paniculata, which is currently making a big splash 'on the scene'. It is unique because it has a compact habit, and almost rounded flowerheads, which appear prolifically for a long period from mid summer. It also tends to form a more branching shrub, than many of the other varieties currently available. A wonderful new plant, its creamy-white flowers often emerge with a pale pink eye, and this becomes more pronounced as the flowers mature during the summer. The flower-heads are excellent in dried arrangements.

  • Garden care: To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cut back the previous season's shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.

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CrocusHydrangea paniculata'Bombshell'
 
4.8

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5.0

Happy

By CarolS

from Yorkshire

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn

    Comments about Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell' (PBR):

    I was looking for something for a fairly shaded part of our garden but also not too big. This seemed to fit the bill, it's very pretty in flower and although it's only been in situ for around eight months it has grown well. The border is surrounded by holly bushes and it can be quite dry in summer but we are in a quite exposed part of Yorkshire, facing the Pennies and its looking good so far.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    4.0

    Lovely flowering shrub

    By WeeBee

    from Oxford

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell' (PBR):

      I was pleased that this flowered in the first year and the lovely blooms lasted many weeks. It is quite slow growing so will take a while to reach it's full size.

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      5.0

      The envy of our neighbours.

      By Lolly

      from London

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell' (PBR):

        This Hydrangea Paniculate 'Bombshell' arrived as a bare twig. I had my doubts that it would impress. I was quite wrong, it was spectacular. In a pot on ,our doorstep, it has produced the most beautiful heads of white flowers throughout mid summer and well into autumn. Its beauty has been commented on by visitors and neighbours.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
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        5.0

        Excellent plant

        By aliaswiseman

        from Salford

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about Crocus Hydrangea paniculata'Bombshell':

          The Hydrangea paniculata Bombshell is an excellent plant in this cat of Paniculata's as it is more compact than the rest and ideal to fit into boarders with not much space or containers on patios.

          The plant sent in my opinion has been the best I have received while ordering plants online healthy and well packaged, first rate service from Crocus.

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          • Q:

            We planted two Hydrange Paniculata Bombshell plants in late spring. They were already blooming and have done well. However, after a heavy rain the branches have fallen and are almost on the ground. I thought they would spring back up but it has been over a week and they are still down. The branches are not broken and some are still flowering. I did dead head a few of them and that seemed to help. Should I snip off all the flowers? Should the branches be supported with some type of stake?

            I am new to gardening and would like to keep these plants alive!
            Asked on 24/7/2016 by Newbie from Northeast USA

            1 answer

          • Q:

            What does PBR mean, please
            Asked on 31/8/2015 by maureen from United Kingdom

            1 answer

            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello,

              PBR means that the plant is protected by Plant Breeders Rights, so it is illegal to propagate.

              Answered on 1/9/2015 by Helen from crocus
          • Q:

            I bought a hydrangea paniculate 'bombshell' from crocus in October and planted it immediately in my rather heavy london soil.
            It had lovely Autumn colour before the leaves fell.
            Now it appears to have no shoots and in early April is not showing any sign of growth or leaves?
            Is this normal for this plant?
            Asked on 3/4/2015 by Tim from Walthamstow -North East London

            1 answer

            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello,

              paniculata hydrangeas are much later into leaf than the macrophylla types, so I suspect you will just need to give it another 4 - 6 weeks.

              Answered on 8/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
          • Q:

            I am looking to plant this hydrangea in front of my house. I chose this variety because of the colour as I am looking for Green/white also because of its low growth habit. I was wondering about the fading to pink. How Pink?? Many thanks
            Asked on 31/1/2014 by annie

            1 answer

            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello
              It's not a bright pink, but the green/white flowers will gradually change colour as they mature to a definite pink.
              Kind regards

              Answered on 3/2/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
          • Q:

            You mention this hydrangea tends to form a more branching shrub. Forgive my ignorance but does this mean it sends out horizontal branches?
            Asked on 14/6/2013 by Hopeless from Surrey

            1 answer

            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Afternoon
              Rather that 'horizontal' branches, this hydrangea is a more rounded 'open' shrub, not as dense as some other hydrangeas.
              Hope this helps

              Answered on 17/6/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
          • Q:

            Can you tell me if this hydrangea will stay whit no matter what the soil type and if not could you tell me a variety that definitely will, many thanks
            Asked on 25/4/2013 by Sam

            1 answer

            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello,

              The flowers of this Hydrangea are initially greenish cream before turning pinkish white and then pink as they age - no matter what soil pH you have.

              Answered on 26/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus
          • Q:

            Suggestions for planting low maintenance border please

            Hello, I recently had my garden extended by a piece of land measuring 34 metres by 14 metres, and my son purchased 23 Phormiums from you in last August on my behalf. I was delighted with the service I received, and the plants appear to be thriving well especially considering the dreadful weather we have suffered this winter. We also bought Rootgrow from you to assist with their development ,and also for use when we moved mature Acers and other shrubs. I still need more shrubs or other types of plants and would appreciate some advice as to what to use. Along one of the 14 metre lengths there is a "hedge" of bamboo plants, and adjacent to these on the return (long) length there is a small rise of earth, tapering down to ground level, with a specimen black bamboo at the end of the mound. There is also a mature acer, which we had to move, situated at the edge of the dividing path (between the lawn) on the field side of the garden. Would it be possible for you to suggest the names of suitable plants which I could purchase from you and which would compliment the existing ones. I am in my eighties and therefore need a very low maintenance garden. I would also like to introduce a little colour if possible. My garden is very exposed and is on quite a windy site. I look forward to your reply.
            Asked on 15/2/2010 by Marian Burgess

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub....

            Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret
            Asked on 5/12/2009 by D DRAKETT

            1 answer

            • A:

              Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

              Answered on 8/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
          • Q:

            Moving Hydrangeas

            Hello there, I have a wonderful Hydrangea 'Tricolor' which has just finished flowering for this year. However it is now getting too big for its space and I would like to move it. I am wondering if this is possible and if so if now is the best time to do this or if it would be better to wait till the spring. Hope you can help as it is a lovely plant and I do not want to lose it but it is definitely beginning to look unhappy in its current place, although the aspect is appropriate. Thanking you in advance for your time with this. Liz
            Asked on 23/10/2009 by ldavidson

            2 answers

            • A:

              Hello Liz, The best time to move established shrubs is in the autumn when the soil is still warm but the plant isn't in full active growth - so now is perfect. Begin by marking a circle around the shrub, as wide as the widest branch. Dig a trench along the line of this circle. Use a fork to loosen the soil around the root ball as you go to reduce its
              size and weight so that it becomes manageable. When the root ball looks about the right size that you can still move it but there are still a lot of roots intact, begin to under cut the root ball with a sharp spade to sever the biggest woody roots. Roll up the root ball in sacking or plastic to protect the roots from damage and drying out. Move the shrub to a pre determined position. It is important to have the site ready so that you can transplant the shrub at once and it isn't left for hours (or worse!) drying out. Remove the sacking and plant the shrub in the new hole, at the depth at which it was previously planted. Firm well, water well and mulch with a good thick layer of well rotted farmyard manure. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

              Answered on 26/10/2009 by ldavidson
            • A:

              Dear Helen Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful reply to my
              email about moving my Hydrangea. I will do as you say as I am very
              keen for it to survive! Thanks again Liz

              Answered on 26/10/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
          • Q:

            Hydrangea not flowering

            Hi I have a Hydrangea in my garden. For a few years it was in a pot but for some reason, it only ever seem to flower every other year. The autumn before last, I planted it in the border as it was getting too big to leave in a pot. It didn't flower last year so I was expecting it to bloom this year but it hasn't got a single flower. Around the beginning of the year I noticed the slugs had had a go at it as it was looking poorly. However, I sorted that problem and the foliage is looking really healthy but it still hasn't got a single flower. Any ideas about what could have gone wrong, please? Thanks Sylvia
            Asked on 29/7/2009 by Sylvia Styles

            1 answer

            • A:

              Hello Sylvia, There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower, but the most likely cause of your problems are either a late frost killing off the buds, or it could be pruning at the wrong time of the year. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

              Answered on 30/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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