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.
About Your Hydrangea Sweet Summer
Long Blooming Sweet Summer Hydrangea Shrubs
Sweet Summer Hydrangea, is a compact cultivar that typically grows to 4-5′ 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″ 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 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” long) produce generally undistinguished, yellow to purple-tinged fall color.
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved decidious shrub, Summer flowering|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||The purest White flowers in summer turning light pink with age.|
|Pruning season:||Early spring, promotes increased branching and more flowers.|
|soil condition:||Any drained soil|
|water Requirement:||water until established|
|uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting.|
How to Care for Hydrangea Sweet Summer
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sweet Summer 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 Sweet Summer 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.