Pink Diamond is a beautiful Hydrangea with panicle flowers that open white and then turn interesting shades of pink. This hydrangea can grow as tall as 12′ but it is also very easy to maintain as low as 30″ if that’s what you want. I can assure you, the ones in my landscape will never grow taller than 36″. They respond to pruning quite nicely.
Facts about this amazing plant;
- It is hardy in zones 3 through 8.
- It loves full sun but will also tolerate partial shade.
- It starts blooming in July and will still be in bloom in September.
- Can easily be trained into a tree hydrangea.
- Because it’s in the paniculata family of Hydrangeas it is a very dependable bloomer.
Panniculata Hydrangeas bloom on current years growth. That means that they start putting on new growth in the spring, then come mid summer they stop growing and start making a flower bud on the end of each new branch.
Because they make the flower bud in the summer and the bloom opens immediately, the flower bud never sees cold weather. That’s not the case with many of the macrophylla hydrangeas Like Nikko Blue.
Pink Diamond Hydrangea is very easy to propagate. You can do Softwood Cuttings in late spring or early summer. Or you can do hardwood cuttings in late winter/early spring.
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