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.
Because Panicle Hydrangeas bloom on new growth, they typically flower normally even if the twigs have been killed back by frost. Plant in a sunny, well-drained spot; some early afternoon shade is beneficial. Prune in late winter or early spring.
Keep moist but not soggy. Fertilize with an all purpose tree and shrub fertilizer in spring and summer.