Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Shrubs for Sale Online
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea has giant 10-inch blooms that appear in mid-summer as pristine white. Two weeks later they turn a blush pink before changing to a dark rose color! This shrub is a landscape staple that you can plant anywhere in your garden for a stunning display of hearty, lush blooms.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea's blooms attract butterflies - nature lovers are sure to enjoy! Create elegant home decor with this flowering shrub's clippings. Not sure what hydrangea is best for you? Read more about planting Hydrangeas here, "Choosing Hydrangeas for Your Garden" or explore more Flowering Trees varieties.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||White, turning pink to pinkish-red in late summer|
|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, or a specimen planting|
How to Care for Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
Before you buy a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Shrub, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I mulch a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
What type of fertilizer do I use for Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas?
Vanilla Strawberry hydrangeas grows best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Although many other plants prosper with special fertilizer mixes, hydrangeas do best with a more relaxed approach. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the soil. Adding compost or topsoil to your existing soil will help the young feeder roots of your Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, but we do not recommend using topsoil or compost alone, as they will retain too much moisture. We recommend Bio-tone starter fertilizer.
How do I plant Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper; the most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How often do I water a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
After planting the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, give it a slow, deep watering. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Treegator Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
Growing Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry
All three color stages can be seen on Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea at any given time, creating a multi-color effect that is almost surreal. Flowers start out green, then quickly transition to a creamy white color. The creamy white flowers gradually mature to rich shades of pink, starting at the base of the bloom. Eventually, the entire bloom turns an intense strawberry-red that lasts for weeks without fading. Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea has a bloom size that is striking with upright, conical blooms reaching 8-12 inches in length. Each massive bloom is made up of hundreds of individual flowers. The pyramid-shaped flower clusters are ideal for cutting to create exceptional indoor arrangements. The cut blossoms can also be displayed as a cut flower inside the home or dried as an everlasting flower for dried arrangements. Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea thrives in the heat & sun, but tolerates shade! Growing in hardiness zones 4-8, this plant and is ultra-cold hardy yet thrives in brutal summer heat. It thrives from Minnesota to north Florida and anywhere in-between, with little to no pruning required.