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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’

Pee-gee hydrangea

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, cream
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ (Pee-gee hydrangea). This variety has broad, open panicles of fertile and sterile flowers, creamy white at first, becoming deep pink with a red reverse to the petals as they age.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Panicle hydrangea

Origin

United States & China

Interest and use

Ornamental, dried arrangements, hedging, border, specimen

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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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