White Diamonds Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'White Diamonds'
Hydrangea paniculata 'White Diamonds' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3b
A showy medium-sized shrub valued for its spires of mixed sterile and fertile white flowers in mid to late summer which remain white longer than most selection, blooms well in shade; somewhat coarse in appearance, needs slightly acidic well-drained soil
White Diamonds Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
White Diamonds Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
White Diamonds Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
White Diamonds Hydrangea will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.