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Candy Apple™ Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPMWMH' PP #28,758

Pronunciation: hy-DRAIN-juh pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
SKU #41080
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OVERVIEW
Description A new, irresistible variety with the same show-stopping lime green flower clusters as Limelight, but a more compact form. The exquisite, long-lasting blooms on very sturdy stems age to nearly pure white. Gorgeous in fresh or dried cut flower arrangements. Ideal for use as a container plant or a focal point for smaller gardens. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas The compact size, with lush, large, dark green foliage that complements the show-stopping blooms is great for use as a focal plant for smaller foundation gardens. An ideal addition as a specimen plant to formal knot gardens paired with clipped boxwoods.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus); Viburnum (Viburnum)
CARE
Care Thrives in organically rich, acidic to neutral, well-drained soils. Apply mulch to conserve soil moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Feed regularly during the growing season. Blooms on new wood; prune by 2/3 in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.
HISTORY
Lore Candy Apple is noteworthy for several distinctive features: the even more compact form (4 to 5 ft. tall and wide, as compared to Limelight's compact 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide), the strong, sturdy stems that do not flop, and the exquisite flower color backed by lush, dark green foliage. Flowers and foliage will both take on a rosy-red tinge in fall as temperatures drop, prior to dormancy. After the foliage has dropped, the dried blooms fade to a creamy-ecru color and will persist through winter.

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