- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
- Height 3 - 5 Feet Tall
- Spread 3 - 5 Feet Wide
- Partial Sun to Full Sun
The Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea lives up to it’s name. This shrub (like the larger Quick Fire Hydrangea) are one of the first hydrangeas to bloom, often a month before other hydrangeas typically bloom. The panicle shaped flowers start off white, and turn to pink and red as summer goes by, and into fall. The early bloom time extends the blooming season of any landscape!
These are one of our best selling hydrangeas because the dwarf shrubs are so versatile. These are great for flower gardens, borders and in planters. These bushes are also drought tolerant, which is an added benefit to dry locations or if you choose to grow these in garden planters.
Little Quick Fire Care
Prune Little Quick Fire hydrangeas in late winter or early spring. These shrubs bloom on new wood, so that ensure the hydrangea blooms every year, regardless of how harsh winter conditions are. Never trim more than a ⅓ of the length of the branch.
To fertilize, use a slow release fertilizer designed for woody plant material, like a rose or tree fertilizer.
These prefer to be in a location with well-drained soil, to help prevent against root rot. The shrub is drought tolerant, and can be adaptable to different conditions though. It does best with at least 6 hours of sunlight, but prefers to have some afternoon shade, especially in warmer climates, like zones 7 and 8.
Little Quick Fire Spacing
Plant Little Quick Fire Hydrangeas 3 to 5 feet apart, center on center. If you would like to create a landscape border or small hedge, plant these 28 to 36 inches apart, center on center. These also do great in garden planters due to their compact size and drought tolerant attributes. Use the same spacing in the planter as you would planting in the ground.
Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height: 3-5 Feet|
|Spread: 3-5 Feet|
|Spacing: 3-5 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Type: Panicle Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF' USPP 25,136|
|Common Name: Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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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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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.
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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Winter to Early Spring
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Fall into Winter
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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.