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Hydrangea paniculata 'Silver Dollar'
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paniculate hydrangea 'Silver Dollar'

'Silver Dollar' has a compact habit, upright and moderately spreading, 125 x 165cm, with strong stems supporting the very dense, rounded, broadly conical panicles. Leaves yellow-green, stems greenish with white lenticels, pink flushed below, turning brown during and after flowering. Fertile florets are few, so the panicle is coloured by the crowded sterile florets, which are white becoming pink flushed. Slight fragrance. Suitable for small gardens.

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Pink White 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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 6

Pests

Aphids, capsid bug, vine weevil and hydrangea scale insects may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot, powdery mildew, grey moulds (Botrytis) and honey fungus

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