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Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Moth’

Pee-gee hydrangea

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  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Moth’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

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

Description

Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Moth’ (Pee-gee hydrangea). This has spherical flowerheads with large sterile flowers, attractive over a long period in autumn.

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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  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Moth’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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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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