Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry™

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White blooms burn to a deep red, creating a gradient effect

Giant clusters of blooms offer tons of color.

Large flowerheads turn from creamy white to vibrant rose.

Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry™ is such a pleasure in the garden. A landmark shrub that will draw the eye no matter where it is planted, this PeeGee is hardy, long-lived, and ever-changing in its beauty. Rely on it for over-the-top color for months.

The giant flowerheads begin pale green, quickly turning a rich shade of cream. By midsummer (this shrub blooms on new wood, so late spring frosts won't cancel the bloom season) the creamy trusses are beginning to blush pink, and by autumn, the shrub has every shade from pistachio to rich rose on its flowers. Magnificent!

These flowers are splendid for cutting for fresh and dried indoor arrangements, but they look so terrific on the shrub that you may be torn. (Oh well—better grow two Vanilla Strawberries.) The foliage remains a steady green, large and lush, but the flowering stems are bright red, and really stand out once they begin to flop in late summer. Going from upright to weeping, this shrub is simply always changing.

Fully 7 feet high and just a couple feet less wide, Vanilla Strawberry is a showstopper. When it was introduced in 2010, it was promptly voted Plant of the Year by wholesale nurserymen, and it has never looked back. Quick-growing, adaptable to northern climates, and happy in sun (in the north) and partial shade (farther south and west), Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry™ is a true legacy shrub. Add it to your landscape this season.

This variety is slower to come out of dormancy compared to other Hydrangea varieties. Leaves will begin to show in late spring-early summer.

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Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'Renhy'
ppaf PP20670
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 6 ft - 7 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Easy Care Plants, Long Bloomers, Flower, Butterfly Lovers, Award Winner, Fast Growing
Bloom Color Light Green, White, Rose, Cream, Multi-Color, Dark Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Clay
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 06, 2015

Love then!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We bought two last year and I was doubtful they would make it through our tough, extra severe winter here in Michigan....they are beginning to create blooms, loaded with them...I cant wait to enjoy their gorgeous color and beauty. So happy they survived.

M from MI
May 25, 2015

Love this

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea. Could you please let me know the next time you have this plant available. Thank you.

from KY

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