Hydrangea paniculata (Panicled Hydrangea)

Scientific Name

Hydrangea paniculata Siebold

Common Names

Panicled Hydrangea


Hydrangea kamienskii, Hydrangea sachalinensis, Hydrangea schindleri, Hydrangea verticillata

Scientific Classification

Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Hydrangea


Color: White
Bloom Time: Late summer


Hydrangea paniculata is a deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 16.4 feet (5 m) tall and up to 8 feet (2.4 m) wide. The leaves are broadly oval, toothed, and up to 6 inches (15 cm) long. It bears large conical panicles of creamy white fertile flowers in late summer, together with pinkish-white sterile florets.

Hydrangea paniculata - Panicled Hydrangea
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USDA hardiness zone 3a to 9b: from −40 °F (−40 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Hydrangeas prefer a sunny or semi-shaded position, in a cool area of the garden with shelter from cold, drying winds. Thus, they are especially useful for brightening up shaded borders and making an attractive feature in the dappled shade of woodland gardens. Try to avoid hot, sunny areas and east facing spots where colds winds can damage the spring growth.

Grow Hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. It's a good idea to work in some well-rotted manure or compost before planting Hydrangeas, and they will always appreciate a mulch of organic matter in spring to help conserve moisture at their roots and feed them up for them for the coming growing season. On light soils, it is a good idea to feed Hydrangeas with an ericaceous fertilizer. See more at How to Grow and Care for Hydrangeas.


Native to southern and eastern China, Korea, Japan, and Russia (Sakhalin).


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