Plant Finder

shrub

Sweet Summer Hydrangea*

Hydrangea paniculata 'Sweet Summer'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Sweet Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Sweet Summer') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Sweet Summer Hydrangea in bloom

Sweet Summer Hydrangea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sweet Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Sweet Summer') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Sweet Summer Hydrangea flowers

Sweet Summer Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A showy garden shrub valued for its cone-shaped panicles of elegant white flowers which mature with flushes of light pink; somewhat coarse in appearance, regular pruning recommended; needs slightly acidic well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Sweet Summer Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers 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

Sweet Summer Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

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.

Sweet Summer Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sweet Summer Hydrangea will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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


Disclaimer - Rutgers Landscape & Nursery Plant Finder is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact Rutgers directly for current availability.