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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
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.