Hydrangea paniculatas are upright, multi-stemmed, fast-growing shrubs with semi-arching, spreading branches and dark green leaves. Flower panicles are shaped like the frosty swirl atop an ice cream cone. Flowers contain both fertile and sterile florets. One of the most winter hardy of the hydrangeas. Blooms on new wood. Flower color is unaffected by soil chemistry.
‘Little Quick Fire’ is just as its name implies – a mini ‘Quick Fire!’ She has the same early bloom time (a month before other panicle hydrangeas). White flowers quickly age to a deep burgundy red before other varieties even start to bloom.
Height: 3-5 ft.
Spread: 3-5 ft.
Bloom time: June to August
Sun: full sun to part shade
According to Rutgers University, hydrangeas are in the category “occasionally severely damaged by deer.”
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