Candy Apple Hydrangea Shrubs for Sale Online
Candy Apple Hydrangea or Hydrangea paniculata 'Candy Apple' features the same beautiful lime-green flowers as Limelight Hydrangea, but grows in a more compact form. Candy Apple Hydrangea deciduous shrubs typically grow 4 to 8 feet tall and wide in natural form. The lush, green foliage and cone-shaped lime-green flowers make for beautiful container plants as well as a focal point for gardens. The cuttings make gorgeous dried flower arrangements that you can enjoy after hydrangea bloom season has ended.
About Your Candy Apple Hydrangea
Candy Apple Hydrangea Shrubs in the Garden
Candy Apple Hydrangea is a slightly more compact, easy to care for, panicle hydrangea cultivar developed by Proven Winners. Hydrangea paniculata 'Candy Apple' typically grows to 4 to 8 feet tall and as wide. It is noted for producing large cone-shaped flowers. The large flowers that are produced in mid-summer are dense and held upright. Flower heads of mostly sterile flowers that change color on the shrub as they mature. Flowers started out creamy white, mature to chartreuse lime green and eventually acquire pink to rose tones as they age before finally fading to beige as they dry. Soil ph does not affect flower color with this plant so no need to worry about keeping the flower color correct. As the flower show fades in the fall, the oval-shaped dark green leaves turn to attractive shades of red through burgundy. Hydrangea blooms may be used as cut flowers for fresh arrangements or used in dried flowers or may be left on the plant where they will persist well into winter. Candy Apple Hydrangea should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Pruning hydrangeas should be done in the winter or early spring. Candy Apple Hydrangea flowers on new growth, so pruning late in the spring could cause reduced flower production. Candy Apple Hydrangea is perfect to be used in container plantings as a focal point in the center of a large pot. When used in this way it is recommended that you "under-plant" with mid-sized perennials as your second layer and then include trailing groundcovers which will spill over the edges of the pot creating a three-tiered effect. In the northern winters, we suggest moving the pot to a slightly protected location to protect the plants from the harsh winter winds. When done correctly using perennials these containers will provide lasting, low maintenance beauty year after year.
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||Greenish white flowers in summer turning light pink to burgundy in fall|
|Pruning Season:||Late winter to early spring, promotes increased branching and more flowers|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, specimen planting or containers.|
How to Care for Candy Apple Hydrangea
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Candy Apple Hydrangea plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Candy Apple Hydrangea to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.