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Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'PBR

paniculate hydrangea 'Wim's Red'

A deciduous shrub, to 2m tall, with toothed green leaves. Strong, branching, red-tinted stems carry 30cm long, cone-shaped flower clusters from spring into autumn. The flowers change colour from white in spring through pink in summer before maturing to a wine-red in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red White Green
Summer Red White Pink Green
Autumn Red Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
May cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. See hydrangea cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or, to obtain larger flowerheads, cut back previous season's shoots to within a few buds of the woody framework in spring

Pests

Can get aphids, capsid bug, glasshouse red spider mite and hydrangea scale

Diseases

Generally disease free

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