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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Floribunda’

Pee-gee hydrangea

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height2.5m to 3.5m
  • Spread2.5m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Floribunda’ (Pee-gee hydrangea). In late summer to early autumn, dense conical heads of white flowers are borne with large, pointed dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Ornamental, dried arrangements, hedging, border

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer sun or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well-drained soil. They will require more shade in dry areas; provide shelter from cold, drying winds. Some hydrangeas become chloritic in shallow chalk soil.

Propagation

Propogate by softwood cuttings in summer or seeds in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus and aphids, scale insects and red spider mites.

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