Multiple Eye-Catching Colors on One Stunning Bush
Hydrangea bushes are among the most robust and prolific bloomers found in gardens today, so it's no surprise that the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea was voted 'Top Plant of 2010' by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. Known for its color-changing blooms, this hardy shrub never disappoints.
Around mid summer, depending upon your region, delicate creamy white flowers emerge in generous cone-shaped clusters at the ends of sturdy red stems. As the flowers mature, they begin to turn blush in color, making their magical transformation from ivory to cotton-candy pink and then finally aging to a rich strawberry-red or maroon.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea exhibits vibrant green foliage on densely packed stems that grow upright from a center trunk, cascading in a gentle arc as they rise. This leggy shrub is a member of the paniculata family and can easily be pruned to take the shape of a lovely little tree.
Vanilla Strawberry blooms continuously from mid summer through late autumn, so you'll enjoy a constant parade of flowers in various stages of color, liberally scattered throughout a gorgeous thicket of rich green foliage.
Flourishing in zones 4-8, the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea matures to heights of about 4-6 feet with a similar spread. This shrub appreciates partial to full sun, and is very easy to manage; just a thick layer of organic mulch to protect its roots, a bit of clipping to maintain desired size and shape, and an annual feeding are about all this carefree beauty will require.
Use this shrub as a flowering privacy hedge or as an ornamental to offset the corners of your home. Train the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea to take the shape of a tree and plant in small groupings for accent, anywhere you need a punch of color. This shrub can be container-grown for patio or deck d?©cor.
Resistant to pests and disease, this resilient plant even withstands urban pollution. No matter where you live, in the country or the city, you can look forward to a carnival of color in your garden all season long, as well as fresh-cut bouquets to liven up your indoor environment.
The Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is our most requested flowering shrub this season. The demand has been overwhelming, so orders yours today, while supplies last.
Be sure to get our larger 3 gallon plants if they're still available. You'll get flowers the first blooming season!