Hydrangea ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ | First Editions® | 3 Gallon Container

  • 6-8 feet high and 4-5 feet wide
  • Full sun, partial shade
  • Well-drained soil, evenly moist
  • Large white flower spikes reaching 8” in length, fading to pink
  • Blooms mid to late summer, long blooming
  • Attracts honey bees, butterflies, and birds
  • Deer resistant
  • Use as border plant, large container plant, cut flowers, foundation plantings
  • Hardy to zones 3-8
  • Prune after flowering
  •  Brand: First Editions ®
  • Awards: Ranked top plant by American Nursery and Landscape Association in 2010

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Get ready for a very surprising sun-loving hydrangea! Panicle hydrangea like ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ are unique in the garden. They sit quietly by in the spring and early summer when all the early shade loving hydrangea are blooming. Once the early hydrangea is finished blooming, along comes the hydrangea paniculata exploding into mid-summer with large cone-shaped flowers bound to take your breath away. ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ starts out white but the blooms quickly take on a bright pink and finally mature to a deep Strawberry hue as the summer slips into the cooler nights of fall. Give this showstopper plenty of space, it grows to 6-7’x 4-5’ in zones 4-8. Easy to grow ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ combines well with Loropetalum and ornamental grasses. Use it alone or in a mixed shrub border where it will take center stage in mid to late summer.