- Ships Out 3 - 4 Feet Tall
- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
- Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
- Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ has some of the largest bundles of flowers of any hydrangea. Pink Diamond is a descendant of the large Pee Gee-type hydrangeas, which can reach 20 feet in height. This grafted standard tree will rarely reach more than 10 feet and is perfect for a smaller garden space. The brilliantly white flower heads stay on the shrub for months, aging to a rosy shade of pink. In the fall, flowerheads that are left on the plant provide texture and interest for the winter garden.
The massive flowerheads of Pink Diamond make fantastic cut flowers and retain their color well when dried. Pee Gee Hydrangeas are native to parts of China and Japan and are some of the hardiest hydrangeas to grow in the garden. Pink Diamond is hardy in zones 3-8, requiring only minimal protection during the winter. Pink Diamond is not considered to be drought tolerant and appreciates regular watering to support the large blooms and deep green foliage.
Pink Diamond Hydrangea Tree Care
Pink Diamond requires well-draining soil that stays sufficiently moist. Applying a 1-2 inch layer of organic material over the root zone annually will keep the soil cooler and improve moisture retention. Finely shredded leaves, arborist chips, and pine straw all are great choices for mulch and will decompose and improve the native soil. Fertilize Pink Diamond once in the spring with an extended-release, granular fertilizer. A well-balanced NPK ratio of 10-10-10 will support healthy foliage growth and large flowers. Pink Diamond flowers will keep their brilliant white and pale pink coloring no matter if the soil is acidic or alkaline.
Prune Hydrangea paniculata types hard in early spring just as the buds are forming. Pink Diamond has slightly leggy growth that responds well to pruning, making cuts just above a set of leaf buds. Regular deadheading is not necessary but will help Pink Diamond to keep a more compact shape as it grows through the summer months.
Any tree hydrangeas growing in containers should be given extra protection during the winter months. If possible, move the planter or container to a location that is sheltered from the worst of the winter weather, but still receives natural precipitation. In growing zones 3-5, insulate containers and the root zone by wrapping layers of burlap or horticultural fabric around the pot.
Pink Diamond Hydrangea Tree Spacing
Although the overall height of Pink Diamond is typically 8 feet, there will generally be an open area of 2-4 feet around the base of the trunk. Pink Diamond can be easily incorporated into any existing garden bed with other perennials and shrubs. Space each plant 6-8 feet apart to prevent crowding.
Pink Diamond can live for many years in a planter that has at least an 18-24 inch diameter. Because Pink Diamond is a tree form that is naturally top-heavy, use planters and containers with very sturdy or wide bases.
Pink Diamond Hydrangea Tree Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Dark Green|
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height: 6-8 Feet|
|Spread: 6-8 Feet|
|Spacing: 7-9 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Type: Panicle Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'DVP PINKY' USPP 16,166|
|Common Name: Pinky Winky® Hydrangea|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®|
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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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.
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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
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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.