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Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' (18 of 21)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'
Deciduous shrub noted for its clusters of cone-shaped white flowers in early fall (similar to, but smaller than those of Oakleaf Hydrangeas).
Extremely cold-tolerant; blooms on new growth
Plant in full sun to light shade; more sun tolerant than other hydrangeas
Plant in rich, moist, but well-drained soil; prune while dormant in fall or winter
Height: 6-8 feet; Width: 6-8 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (3) 4-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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