Area of origin: China and Japan. Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2m, width up to 2m(6.6'). Foliage: Deciduous. Soil Type: Wet and well drained. Enrich if too poor. Dislikes lime. Hardiness:Hardy to -25°C. Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
Properties and uses:
Superb and abundant white flowers in panicles measuring up to 50cm (19.7") long, illuminate the garden from June to September. This is a very vigorous shrub, hydrangeas are well known for brightening the northern aspect of buildings and can just as well be used under trees, in flowerbeds or mixed groups.
All panicle hydrangeas flower on new stems. For the first three years cut only the withered flowers. They can then be pruned by 50% every three years, between November and March. This promotes the development of strong flower stems.