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Tardiva Hydrangea

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' 

  • Height - 8 to 12 feet
  • Spread -  7 to 10 feet
  • Growing Zone 3-8
  • Blooms July to September

Tardiva is a wonderfully dependable, airy paniculata. It can easily be trained into a tree form. The blooms look fresh on the shrub (or tree) for a long time. Even after they've faded, they look like white moths dancing around the tree. Some people are surprised that all the "buds" on the bloom do not open. This is natural to this plant. The blooms have only a few "open buds" (showy blossoms).

If you are interested in plants that provide "winter interest", Tardiva provides plenty of this.

It's been said the Tardiva Hydrangea gets it's name because it blooms so late in the season in many areas, thus it is "tardy". 

Tardiva is a very large plant. It can be kept much smaller by pruning it back in the spring or early summer. Like all paniculatas it can be pruned almost any time except right before it blooms.

Tardiva Hydrangea Care

The Tardiva Hydrangea will thrive in full to part shade locations in your landscaping. Make sure to water the Tardiva a medium amount. 

Tardiva Hydrangea Spacing

This hydrangea has been know to make a great hedge. For the best looking hedge space the Tardiva Hydrangea 4-5 feet apart. With this hydrangea being cold hardy all the way to zone 3 we know it's a tough plant and will make a fabulous hedge.  

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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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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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Summer Shipping

  • 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.