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Apr 26, 2018 4:41 PM CST

Can someone help me determine approximately what height (& width) a standard form (tree form) Hydrangea paniculate "Vanilla Strawberry" will attain when mature? Or a standard/tree form "Quick Fire"? I am see everything from 6-8' tall to 20-25' tall. I really need some clarity to make the right choice.

Thank you, Frank. I'm most concerned with how tall a tree form of one of these paniculata hybrids will grow. Can anyone help me with that? Thank you.
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Apr 26, 2018 5:11 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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I just purchased quick fire, it's a dwarf

Hydrangea paniculata Little Quick Fire® 'SMHPLQF' (PP25136, 2014) was developed by Timothy D. Wood of Michigan. An open-pollination of Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' as the seed parent. As the name implies, it's a dwarf variety ( 3-5 feet tall). It blooms about one month before other hydrangeas. White flowers turn pink as summer progresses. Blooms on new wood. Flower color is not affected by soil pH. A Proven Winners® selection. Paniculata hydrangeas are the most cold hardy (Zone 3-8). Native to Asia. Stiff upright branches do not splay. Flowers are more cone-shaped rather than ball-shaped.
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Apr 26, 2018 6:53 PM CST

Thank you, Frank. I'm most concerned with how tall a tree form of one of these paniculata hybrids will grow. Can anyone help me with that? Thank you.
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Apr 26, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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This (VS) is still a relatively new variety so take estimates with a grain of salt. See the link below.

https://www.brighterblooms.com...
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Apr 26, 2018 8:05 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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@jtrema - I have Quick Fire and when it gets too tall and blocks my view of dahlias, I just cut it back to about 3'.
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