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Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Fraise'

Hardy Shrub

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A stunning new variety of hydrangea, selected after years of trials by French breeders! Satin white hydrangea flowers emerge in elegant cones, gradually turning a mouth watering shade of strawberry as they mature. Easy to grow and extremely hardy, this delectable shrub is perfect for those tricky north facing positions. Height and spread: 2m (6ft).

Useful links:

How to grow Hydrangeas
How to plant trees and shrubs

Ideal For:
cut flower garden, specimen plant, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
sun or semi shade
    • 1 hydrangea plant in 8cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £9.99
    • 3 hydrangea plants in 8cm pots

    • SAVE* £12  
    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £17.97
Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten. Position hydrangea plants in sun or semi shade and sheltered from cold winter winds. Plant Hydrangea paniculata in borders in rich, moist, well drained soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure to improve heavy clay or light gravel soils.

Water regularly until young hydrangea plants are established. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure to the base of the plant taking care not to mound it up against the stem as this may cause it to rot. Leave faded hydrangea flower heads in place until new buds swell in spring. These will help protect the delicate buds from frost damage.

Prune hydrangea in spring. Reduce stems to restrict their growth to the available space and to improve the shape of the plant. No other pruning is necessary. However, Hydrangea paniculata will tolerate hard pruning and the removal of the oldest stems to a few buds from ground level if necessary. This will also encourage larger flower heads to be produced.

We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Very pretty plant

    By VA Woolf 15-05-2016

    After some time in the conservatory to let it settle into a bigger pot, I planted it in its final place in the garden. It looked dead the following spring but a month later it was covered in leave and it flowered beautifully and the following summer. it is slower growing than some of the traditional hydrangeas and the colour change of the flowers is a delight to see.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future. "

    Ryan - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

  2. What a disappointment

    By John Dawson 26-06-2014

    Having waited a month for my plants to be delivered they finally arrived 6 days ago. You can imagine my disappointment when I opened the package and discovered that I had been sent dead plants. I can only describe the plants as a few dried up twigs pushed into a small pot. It must have been obvious to the packer that these plants were dead. Such a waste of time. The company are sending me replacements for which I have been told I have to wait another month. Don't think I will be buying off Van Meuwen again.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am confident you will be pleased with your replacements. However, should this not be the case please contact our customer care department on with full details and one of our agents will be more than happy to assist you with this matter. "

    Sam - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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