Hydrangea Panic. Vanilla Fraise

 

Vigorous, upright to spreading, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves and, in summer, large, conical panicles of white flowers that turn rose-pink and then deep red with age. Will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

 

 

Fertile well drained soil. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy. Shelter from cold drying winds.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.