24 July 2019
Hydrangea paniculata LIVING STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM
A compact shrub up to 1.2 m in height and similar in width. Straight, stiff stems. Dark green, ovate leaves, roughly hairy on both sides. Sterile flowers, collected in cone-shaped inflorescences on the tops of shoots. Inflorescences grow up to 25-30 cm in length. They are initially white, later becoming light pink, then dark pink. Flowering begins in July and lasts until September. After blossoming, the flowers dry up and remain 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. Grows well in sunny or semi-shady locations. Fully resistant to frost (zone 5) and rarely attacked by diseases and pests.
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 2017 by Alex Schoemaker Living Creations.