Family: Hydrangeaceae

Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata Quick Fire

Common Name: Quick Fire Hydrangea


Quick Fire Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) The name refers to this Hydrangeas early bloom.

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone3-9
Sunlightfull to shade but flowering best in full
Moistureaverage to moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Temperaturehardy to -40 F
Flowersloose white inflorescence turning rosy pink in the fall
Dimensions6-7 feet tall by equal spread, easy to keep to a smaller size by pruning
MaintenanceThe blooms are formed on the new wood. Pruning in the fall or early spring will produce lots of new wood. At this time you can control the height, spread and shape of the plant, by the amount that is pruned. I like to use a pruning shears not hedge shears. With pruning shears I can better control the shape and the cuts are more precise. Thinning can help reduce some of the weight off the branches. The flowers can become very heavy, especially after a rain. Can be pruned hard.
Author's NotesI have this growing in my garden. Has been very hardy and one of the first to bloom of my Paniculata Hydrangeas.
Notes & Reference85-Hydrangeas for American Gardens (Michael Dirr), #267- Complete Hydrangeas (Glenn Church)
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