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Hydrangea Sweet Summer Shrubs for Sale Online
Hydrangea Sweet Summer is a mid-sized hydrangea with an extreme number of dense panicles. Green flowers mature to white in Summer and turn shades of pink in Fall. Shows white and shades of pink all at the same time! Very strong stems for great cut flowers.
Sweet Summer Hydrangea, is a compact cultivar that typically grows to 4 to 5 feet tall. It was selected in 2006 from an ongoing breeding program in Boskoop, the Netherlands involving unnamed seedlings of Hydrangea paniculata. Sweet Summer Hydrangea is noted for producing dense, broad-conical panicles (to 5 inches long) of mostly sterile flowers that emerge white in summer but change to light pink.
Flowers at the base of the panicles change from white to pink while new white flowers are still emerging at the indeterminate panicle tips. Sweet Summer Hydrangea has sturdy stiff stems that hold the flower panicles upright with no drooping. The much smaller fertile flowers are hidden beneath the showier, sterile ones. Sweet Summer Hydrangea flowers may be cut for fresh arrangements or for drying or may be left on the plant where they will persist well into winter. Ovate, serrate, green leaves (to 4 inches long) produce generally undistinguished, yellow to purple-tinged fall color.
|4 to 5 feet
|Broad leaved decidious shrub, summer flowering
|Upright, densely branched
|The purest white flowers in summer turning light pink with age
|Early spring, promotes increased branching and more flowers
|Any drained soil
|Water until established
|Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting