Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva') in the Hydrangeas Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet, even to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Pollution
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks award winner


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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Nov 25, 2013 5:38 PM

The roots of Tardiva are numerous and many are at or near the surface. I would not plant anything around it that has deep roots or you'll struggle to dig out the plants.

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan) on Mar 14, 2018 9:12 AM

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' was introduced by Haworth-Booth from Chenaulfs nursery, and given an Award of Merit by the RHS in 1966. It is a "Big Box" item and one of the most popular Panicle hydrangeas in the US. It is a vigorous, upright deciduous shrub (or small tree) which grows 8-12' tall. Flowers are white, lightly tinged with pink/cream with age. Flowers on new wood and prunning should be done prior to new growth. 'Tardiva' is similar to H. Paniculata 'Floribunda'.

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