Hydrangea paniculata Polestar is especially highly prized as the first of the paniculata varieties to come into flower (early June), only beginning to die back in October. Chameleon-like, the flowers emerge as a fresh lime green, then mature into a rich cream, before flushing a salmon pink and finally becoming wine red. Even when the plant is dying down, the seed heads are eye-catching, adding three-dimensional lacy detail to the winter garden or, if cut, to a sculptural flower arrangement.
Not only beautiful and long-lasting, H. paniculate Polestar is valued for its compact form. Growing no bigger than 50cm, it is a perfect candidate for the border of a cottage or terrace garden, or as an ever-changing specimen planted in a container.
Deciduous shrubs, paniculate hydrangeas are natives of China and Japan and are very hardy
Pot Size: 19cm
Hardiness: Hardy to –5°C
Height and Spread: 50 x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Rich, moisture-retentive soil
Aspect: Full sun / partial shade
Flowering Period: Late June – October
Care: Prune back to first shoots in original wood in spring. Water regularly if in a container.