Even without the delicious name, Vanilla Strawberry looks like an ice cream treat. It’s a relatively new French variety that was voted Top Plant by the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) just one year after it was introduced in 2009.
As a paniculata hydrangea, Vanilla Strawberry’s flower clusters grow at the ends of its showy red stems. The long, cone-shaped blooms begin creamy white in midsummer, then gradually mature into a deep strawberry-red, even burgundy in fall’s cooler temps. As new blooms emerge white, you’ll have blooms in every stage of color against deep green foliage.
Yours will do best in full sun to part shade and will grow up to 6-7ft tall. We give ours Elements in spring and fall to encourage blooms and help them live their best life.
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