- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
- Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
- Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
The Quick Fire® Hydrangea by Proven Winners ColorChoice® 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.
Quick Fire Hydrangea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White
|Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height: 6-8 Feet
|Spread: 6-8 Feet
|Spacing: 8-10 Feet
|Blooms On: New Wood
|Shrub Type: Deciduous
|Type: Panicle Hydrangea
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' USPP 16,812
|Common Name: Quick Fire® 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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