- Ships Out 3 - 4 Feet Tall
- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
- Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
- Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
Grafted tree-form hydrangeas make a fabulous statement planted either in the garden or in a decorative container on a patio or deck. This easy-to-care-for specimen ‘tree’ has masses of white flowers that age to shades of pink throughout the summer months. The flower spikes of ‘Pinky Winky can reach up to 16 inches long and make a long-lasting cut or dried flower.
Hydrangeas grafted into tree forms rarely grow taller than 8 feet, allowing them to be used in smaller gardens or directly under utility lines. Container-grown hydrangeas will instantly dress up a deck or patio and tend to avoid deer browsing when placed close to your home and in areas of heavy traffic. Use Pinky Winky as a thriller in a seasonal display mixed with annuals or perennials with shallow root systems. This Hydrangea paniculata is hardy enough to be grown in zone 3 when given a modest amount of winter protection.
Pinky Winky® Hydrangea Tree Care
The delicate pink color of Pinky Winky is not dependent on soil pH, which makes it easy to care for in almost any garden soil. A location that is well draining and has moderately fertile soil is ideal for healthy and vigorous growth. Pinky Winky will bloom dependably in a partly shaded location or a full sun spot that has protection from the hottest part of the day. Fertilize tree hydrangeas at the beginning of the growing season when the leaves begin to appear. A balanced, slow-release formula is perfect for season-long feeding in a single application.
Paniculata hydrangeas bloom on the current season's growth and perform best with pruning in late winter or early spring, before the new growth starts. Remove any winter damage and crossing branches, focusing on thinning dense growth and opening up the center of the canopy. Make cuts just above developing leaf buds to keep new growth compact.
Deadheading is only recommended to preserve a pleasing shape for the canopy and is not often necessary. Allow the flowers to remain on Pinky Winky through the winter to add interesting structure and texture to your garden.
Pinky Winky® Hydrangea Tree Spacing
The overall height of Pinky Winky Tree Hydrangea is 8-10 feet. Typically, 3-4 feet of clearance between the ground and the grafted canopy allows this tree to be easily positioned in a garden bed with existing perennials and shrubs. Space each plant at least 6 feet apart to allow for its mature spread. Plant Pinky Winky in a sturdy container that is at least 20 inches in diameter for long-term growth.
Pinky Winky® Hydrangea Tree Plant Facts
|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: 6-9 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 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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
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
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.