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Quick Fire® Hydrangea

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  • 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
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 ColorChoice®


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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.

5 Reviews - Quick Fire® Hydrangea Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Robert Dickson on Sep 11th 2020

    The little guy is doing great in our front yard. Very impressed with the care taken in the packaging. All in all...a 5 Star experience

  • 5
    Plants arrived nicely packed and healthy looking.

    Posted by Patricia Jones on Aug 31st 2020

    Plants arrived nicely packed and healthy looking. They seem tobe thriving since planting them in my garden

  • 5
    Plant Addict...

    Posted by Customer on Jun 16th 2020

    Plsnts arrived in good shape and healthy.

  • 5
    botanical garden

    Posted by Kevin K. on Mar 23rd 2019

    I saw this at a botanical garden in Minneapolis. It was a huge bush at the time. There were probably over 500 insects on it, including wasps, bees, butterfiles, and bumblebees. I just couldn't believe how many were on there, especially since it was close to other flowering plants. All of the bugs just loved this bush way more for some reason!

    So of course I had to purchase 1 for my yard. I've been slowly adding to my bee friendly garden, and knew this would be a great fit. The bush arrived in great shape, and I planted it last fall as soon as I received it. It appears like it survived the first winter. I am hoping this blooms like crazy this year so I get more bees in my garden!

  • 5
    Quick fire Hydrangea

    Posted by Kathy on Mar 19th 2019

    Great plant! Blooms Early spring to late fall. White to pink to burgandy! Beautiful and hardy!