This newly developed panicle hydrangea provides the same reliability and outstanding characteristics of the Quick Fire series of hydrangea, with absolutely studding, huge mophead flowers. The flowers on these hydrangeas are truely stunning emerging a white/green and slowly transforming into pink/red as the summer progresses. When you walk through a neighborhood and see large, hearty, health hydreangea with large blooms, there is a good chance that they are panticle hydrangeas. The variety simply holds up to stress and heat better than most other hydrangeas while providing durable blooms for a long period of time. We are excited to try these new additions to the Quick Fire series in our garden and hope you'll try them out too.
|Bloom Color:||White then transitioning to Pink and Red as the summer advances|
|Bloom Period:||Summer to fall (3 months)|
|Fall Color:||Orange with hints of red and yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Rich green|
|Genus & Species:||Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPM' USPP 32513|
|Growth Rate:||Fast once established|
|Mature Height:||60 to 80|
|Mature Spread:||60 to 72|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil; that retains moisture well.|
|Sun Exposure:||Full to part sun (we recommend part sun)|
|Zone:||3 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Quick Fire Fab® Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangeas do well in areas that have well drained consistently moist soil that is free of compaction. Prepare your soil by loosening it up with tilling or digging and then mulch well around the flowers to discourage mowers and other traffic. We do no recommend applying any adaments (soil, compost, etc.) to the soil when planted. If you do water can sit in your hole causing the roots of the plant to rot as the soil around the hole is much tougher and more compact. These hydrangeas should be pruned back int he spring removing any growth that isn't green when scratched with a thumbnail, but they can be trimmed to about 1 ft. to keep a tighter more compact appearance. Apply a slow release fertilizer in the spring for best results. Since they bloom on new wood vigrous growth is important for full blooming. Make sure that hydrangeas have high quality soil that is loose and non-compacted and also use a slow release fertilizer in early spring to maximize results. Use a process called restorative pruning where 1/3 of brances are trimed back leaving 2/3 of the branches intact.