Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: August to September
- Flower colour: creamy-white
- Other features: the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Large, conical clusters of creamy-white flowers form at the tips of the arching branches from midsummer, and take on a pink flush as they age. This vigorous, deciduous hydrangea is ideal for the back of a large shrub or mixed border, and will make a handsome informal flowering hedge. Flourishing in full sun (provided it is kept well watered) or partial shade, it will produce more flowers in good light.
- Garden care:To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cutting back the previous season's shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.
Use the following notes as a guide when pruning trees, shrubs and climbers in your garden during the month of March. I’ve included timely advice on Abeliophyllum, Artemesia, Brachyglottis, Brunfelsia, Buddleja, Ceanothus, Clematis, Colutea, Cotinus, Daphne, Eccremocarpus, Elsholtzia, ...Read full article