- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Width 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 3-8
If you’ve always wanted a hydrangea in your garden but didn’t have enough room for it, you’re in luck! You’ve found the smallest, tidiest hydrangea variety yet! Fire Light Tidbit Panicle Hydrangea is the smallest panicle hydrangea ever —it grows to a maximum of 3’ tall. But it’s certainly not short on the beautiful mophead flowers that we adore. Fire Light Tidbit is covered in dozens of big blooms all summer long. The flowers even change color as they age! The initial blooms burst forth mid-season in white and then slowly move through tones of pink, until they reach a deep red at the end of their bloom.
The small stature and mounded growth habit of Fire Light Tidbit makes it an extremely versatile shrub. It looks at home in a flower garden, foundation plantings, as a specimen plant, in mass plantings, borders, and even as a short hedge. These mophead hydrangea flowers are lovely as cut and dried flowers. You can even plant it in a large container for up-close color year after year.
Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea Care
Panicle Hydrangeas aren’t picky about the pH of their soil, but they do require good drainage. Plant it in your native soil with a well-balanced fertilizer application. Avoid amending the soil in order to avoid a bathtub effect around the root ball. Fertilize in early spring with a granular rose fertilizer just as the soil begins to thaw. Fertilizing monthly is not necessary, but an additional application in late July will encourage more rapid growth.
Prune in late fall after the shrub has gone completely dormant, or in late winter or early spring. Cut back the main branches by one-third for best results from your prune.
Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea Spacing
Fire Light Tidbit might be the smallest panicle hydrangea, but it still requires 3’ of space from other plants. Give it space to bloom and grow and you’ll be rewarded with abundant blooms in the summer.
Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
|Plant Type: Shrub
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Width: 3 Feet
|Plant Spacing: 3 Feet
|Growth Habit: Mounded
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Red, White
|Flower Shade: White, Bright Pink and Red Shades
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Features: Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
|Uses: Border Plant Container Cut Flower Dried Flower Good for Screening Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPK' USPP 32,512, Can PBRAF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.