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Quick Fire® Hydrangea

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Red Quick Fire Hydrangea Flower Close Up
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Quick Fire® Hydrangea by Proven Winners® is one of the first hydrangeas to bloom in early summer, typically blooming a month before any other hydrangea shrubs. The panicle flowers start white then turn pink and eventually dark pink in the fall. The bush flowers on new wood, so it is reliable to bloom even after very harsh winters. This bush grows to be up to 8 feet tall. There is a smaller version of this shrub, named Little Quick Fire Hydrangea. One other remarkable trait of this plant, is that the leaves turn burgundy late in the season, for a pretty fall foliage color. The lacecap looking flowers are also a favorite for pollinators, including bees, butterflies, wasps, ants, and other insects. This shrub has the longest blooming season out of any other hydrangeas, giving beneficial insects that much more time to enjoy as well.

Quick Fire Hydrangea Care

This shrub can grow in most soil types, given the soil is well-drained. You can plant these in full sun, however in warmer climates such as zones 7 and 8, it is best to provide afternoon shade to this plant. Pruning Quick Fire Hydrangeas should be done in early spring. Since the plant blooms on new wood, you do not have to worry about cutting off the flower buds. We recommend cutting this shrub down about ⅓ of the total length. This will ensure the stems are stronger, as well as encourage more flowers to form throughout the summer! You do not need to deadhead this shrub. If the blooms do not turn pink later in the year, this is a good indicator that the plant is not getting enough sunlight, or it has experienced too much drought stress. Fertilize this plant in early spring before new growth starts to emerge. Use slow release fertilizer designed for woody plants such as roses.

Quick Fire Hydrangea Spacing

Plant the Quick Fire Hydrangea 8 to 10 feet apart, center on center. To form a hedge, plant these shrubs 7 to 8 feet apart, center on center. Hedges can often turn into pollinator highways that are great for insects and other pollinating animals.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 8-10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Panicle Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' USPP 16,812
Common Name: Quick Fire® Hydrangea
Brand: Proven Winners®

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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at [email protected])


  • 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

Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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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.