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Hydrangea Paniculata is native to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. They grow in full sun on mountain slopes, thin forests, and sunny valleys so they are hardy enough to cope here in the UK. The Dharuma variety was imported from Japan in 1989 by the Boskoop nursey in the Netherlands and is loved for its bushy compact foliage and white-pink conical flowers.
Flowers appear in domed cones in mid-summer often a month earlier than other hydrangea paniculata varieties. They emerge as many creamy-white florets on a single flowerhead and by late summer they mature into a rich rose pink.
This is a deciduous shrub that loses its glossy mid-green ovate foliage in autumn, but first turns rich buttery shades of yellow.
Dharuma is a compact hydrangea perfect for smaller gardens and is named to bring you luck.
Height And Spread of Hydrangea Paniculata Dharuma Often called a dwarf variety, Hydrangea Dharuma reaches 1.2 metres in height and spread in 5-10 years.
How Hardy Is Hydrangea Paniculata Dharuma This is a hardy hydrangea that’s stood the test of time in the UK. If its roots are well-drained in winter and it receives plenty of summer sun it copes with our climate.
How To Use Hydrangea Paniculata Dharuma Hydrangea Dharuma is a good addition to mixed flower borders where it attracts bees and butterflies to the extent that the RHS has awarded it the Perfect for Pollinators badge. Its architectural shapes suit modern gardens and its pretty rose-pink flowers work well in country cottage-style spaces. You can grow this compact hydrangea in a well-watered and fed container too. Be sure to place it on feet to allow adequate drainage and let it soak up lots of sun.
How To Care For Hydrangea Paniculata Dharuma Little effort is needed because Hydrangea Dharuma is easy to grow and maintain. Choose a sunny to partially sunny spot in well-drained soil and it will thrive. It can cope with an exposed situation that’s sunny but in full shade it will struggle to flower at all. Prune away the dead wood in spring and cut back its branches to a pair of healthy buds to encourage lots of flowerheads in summer. After pruning it, apply a thick layer of well-rotted organic mulch to the base and water it well. In mid to northern areas of the UK a thick layer of mulch before winter arrives will help protect its roots from the worst of our cold and freezing weather.