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Fire And Ice Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'

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Fire And Ice Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Fire And Ice Hydrangea flowers

Fire And Ice Hydrangea flowers

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Fire And Ice Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Fire And Ice Hydrangea in bloom

Fire And Ice Hydrangea in bloom

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Fire And Ice Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Fire And Ice Hydrangea flowers

Fire And Ice Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Brand:  Ball

Description:

A showy garden shrub valued for its cone-shaped panicles of elegant flowers that change from white, to pink in summer, then to deep red over an extended period; blooms well in shade; regular pruning recommended; needs slightly acidic well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Fire And Ice Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the branches from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fire And Ice Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fire And Ice Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Fire And Ice Hydrangea will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Fire And Ice Hydrangea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features