24 July 2019
Hydrangea paniculata LIVING SUMMER SNOW
Small shrub with a compact habit, grows to a height of 1 m and about 0.9 m in diameter. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers gathered in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25 cm in length and have a cream-white color throughout the flowering period. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up while remaining an ornament of the shrub through the autumn and winter.
The plant is recommended for cultivation on moderately fertile, moist and permeable, slightly acidic soils, in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5), healthy.
Recommended for planting in groups in home gardens and estate greenery and for growing in containers. Cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and drying.
Cultivar obtained by Alex Frederick Schoemaker, introduced to the market in 2018 by Alex Schoemaker Living Creations.