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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Early Sensation'

Commonly known as Hortensia

(syn. 'Bulk') - large conical white panicles ageing to reddish-pink
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  • Deciduous
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - ageing to reddish pink
  • White - starting white
  • Height - 60-80cm (24-32in)
  • Spread - 60-80cm (24-32in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces large inflorescences of sterile and fertile flowers
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - early, long flowering hydrangea. Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould (Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - Netherlands. 1991. Rein Bulk. Chance seedling
  • Flower Shape - Panicles -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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60-80cm (24-32in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60-80cm (24-32in)
 

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