Candy Apple Hydrangea
Candy Apple Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPMWMH' Plant Patent Applied ForItem #41080 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide, in natural form; prune to maintain topiary shape and size.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hy-DRAIN-juh pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuhDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide, in natural form; prune to maintain topiary shape and size.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThe 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.Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus); Viburnum (Viburnum)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:A new Monrovia exclusive introduction for 2017, via Spring Meadow Nursery.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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