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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
Giant Flowerheads Change Colors!

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 48698
Buy 3+ at $32.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $29.95 ea
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Begins the Season with Upright Blooms, Then Cascades!

All shades present at once.
Plant Patent #20,670. Cultivar name: 'RENhy'

One of the purest pleasures for the sunny to partly shaded garden is this French introduction, a member of the PeeGee Hydrangea family. With blooms that arise continuously for many weeks, changing colors as they mature, plus a habit that turns from upright to cascading, 'Vanilla Strawberry' is a showpiece of a shrub that looks a bit different every time you glance at it, all summer long!

The enormous pointed flowerheads get underway in midsummer in most climates, beginning green, then quickly turning a creamy shade of white. Within a week or two they are blushing pink, and eventually become a rich shade of rose! Meanwhile, new flowerheads are arising all the time, so a blooming shrub is likely to have the full range of colors from pale green to carmine all displayed at once!

Large, well-branched, and vigorous, 'Vanilla Strawberry' reaches 6 to 7 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide within just a few seasons. The flowers continue well into fall in most areas, and are, as you can imagine, spectacular in fresh and dried arrangements. The bright green foliage is dense and attractive too, so 'Vanilla Strawberry' always looks its best. In winter, masses of bare stems promise another season of beauty next spring!

Not only do the blooms change color as they mature, the entire shrub changes its habit a bit as the summer progresses and fall arrives. These bloomheads are heavy, and the branches begin to weep after several weeks of fully-blooming giant wands. This adds to the ornamental appeal of 'Vanilla Strawberry,' and makes for interesting change in the garden.

Best in full sun in the north, afternoon or dappled shade farther south and west, this Hydrangea is easy to grow in continuously moist, well-drained soil. Butterflies will visit it, and it is very low maintenance, asking only for adequate water. Try it in the border, the foundation, the woodland garden, or even as a specimen. You will be amazed at its beauty and ever-changing interest. Zones 4-9.

Genus2 Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'RENhy'
ppaf PP#20,670
ItemForm Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 6 ft - 7 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft - 5 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Long Bloomers
BloomColor Cream, Dark Pink, Light Green, Multi-Color, Rose, White
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 3 Reviews Write a Review
Packed very well...healthy plant
Bobbie from GA wrote (September 11, 2013):
Having read a few negative reviews regarding poor packaging,etc. I have to say we were delighted. Large healthy plant...extremely well packed. Arrived in great condition. Thank you.
Well worth the money!
from wrote (April 16, 2013):
I ordered Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea and was blown away by the size and quality that I received. This was a bush already leafed out in a pot and was at least 2 foot tall. I paid $34.00 and thought that was extremely high for a hydrangea but I wanted it so bad that I paid that much. I can hoestly say I got my money's worth. Thank you!
what a suprise
mmn from MI wrote (June 10, 2012):
I have wanted this shrub for 3 years and could only find it online. Reading the reviews on another site I was very leary of purchasing it online. After I placed my order I opened my mail and found it locally. I tried to canclel but you had already shiped it. What a suprise when I opened the carton an saw a beautiful fresh shrub. By the three day waiting period it grew 4 new branches on each of the cuts. I am totally happy with my shrub. The weather was perfect for shipping and planting, but your fresh stock was the key.
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