Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire'
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width:||6-8 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 3-8|
|Bloom Time:||Mid-Summer to Late Fall|
|Bloom On:||New Wood|
|Flower Colors:||White changing to Pink|
|Water Needs:||Average. In full sun may need additional water in the Summer|
|Pruning Time:||Early Spring|
|Attracts Bees, Butterflies|
|Deadheading not Necessary|
|Border, Container, Cutting Garden, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
Panicle hydrangeas like Quick Fire are very easy to care for. They can grow in most soils, provided they are well-drained.
Panicle hydrangeas bloom on new wood, which means they can be pruned in spring and will still bloom that season. We recommend cutting them back by about one-third their total height in early spring, just as the new growth is beginning to emerge on the stems. This will serve to remove the spent blooms and ensure that the season's growth comes from the heavier, thicker buds further down the plant.
If blooms do not age to pink and red, this indicates that the plant is either in too much shade, that it experienced drought stress, or that night time temperatures were unusually high.