Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry
Hydrangea 'Strawberry Sundae' photo courtesy of First Editions Plants

Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangea 'Vanilla Strawberry'™ is a lot of flower power in a very compact package. This new introduction from First Editions Plants opens with large lime-green blooms that quickly turn creamy white, soft pink, and finally darkest red, making it a showstopper in the border. 'Strawberry Sundae'™ reaches just 1.5 m tall and 1 m wide, making it perfect for a smaller garden or even a large container. It is very dense and bushy, with attractive toothed leaves of bright green just below the blooms.

  • Height: 1.3-1.5 m (51-60 in)
  • Spread: .9-1.2 m (36-48 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to light shade
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: lime green aging to red
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Panicle Hydrangeas are an easy to grow, low maintenance shrubs. Provide average well drained soil and plenty of moisture in full sun to partial shade. Pruning should be done in late fall or early spring just as new leaves break.  Panicle Hydrangeas bloom on new wood so they are very easy to prune and bloom will not be damaged by cold winters. The spent flowers can be pruned off after blooming or left until the spring for winter interest.

Available as a grafted (tree form) standard