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Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Jason Smalley, copyright GAP Photos (37772)

Plant details

The basic species, H. paniculata, is a large or medium-size shrub, sometimes a small tree, from China and Japan. It is characterised by the large cone-shaped flower heads it bares on arching stems in late summer and autumn, each head comprising a mixture of tiny fertile flowers and the large conspicuous sterile florets. There are several varieties, all primarily creamy white with various other shades present. 'Unique' has very large heads weighing down the branches and well furnished with large florets. Plenty of space and regular pruning are advisable. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Hydrangea

Species: paniculata

Cultivar: Unique

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Flowering period: July to September


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