Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

Pink Diamond Hydrangea, Hydrangea 'Pink Diamond', Panicle Hydrangea 'Pink Diamond', Paniculate Hydrangea 'Pink Diamond', Hydrangea paniculata 'Interhydia'


Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' is a vigorous, bushy, deciduous shrub boasting huge conical flower panicles, 8-12 in. long (20-30 cm), from late summer into fall. Opening creamy white, the florets turn deep pink as the season progresses. Borne on strong, sturdy stems, the blossoms create a colorful show that extends well into the fall. This hardy hydrangea adds striking flowers to foundation plantings, shrub borders and floral arrangements.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows with an upright habit to 6-8 ft. tall (180-240 cm) and 5-6 ft. wide (150-180 cm).
  • Performs best in sun to partial shade in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Afternoon shade in hot summer climates is recommended.
  • Easy-to-grow plant with reliable flowering and flower color regardless of soil PH.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic summer blooms, in front of walls, fences, taller shrubs and trees. Great for city gardens, cottage gardens or containers. Panicles may be cut for fresh arrangements or for drying.
  • Best if pruned back in late winter or early spring. Blooms occur on current season's growth, ensuring reliable flowering.
  • Keep an eye out for bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spot, rust and mildew.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.
  • Hydrangea paniculata species is native to southern and eastern China, Korea, Japan and Russia.
  • Foliage can aggravate skin allergies. Mild stomach upset possible if ingested.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 96" (120cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 96" (120cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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