Hydrangea Paniculata Wim's Red is a new and unusual variety of Hydrangea. Prolific white flowers gradually turn to a deep wine red colour as the flowers mature. This makes for a useful border plant as the interest is long lived throughout the season. For best results give them a good hard prune back in early Spring to encourage the new seasons growth.
The chameleon-like blossoms, borne in long panicles are the most attractive feature of this cultivar. In mid-summer, the honey-scented blossoms unfold pure white, turning to shades of pale pink as the flowering season progresses, to mature in hues of deep, scarlet red in late fall. The medium green, toothed leaves, densely spread on strong, red stems, act as a perfect contrasting backdrop to the display of showy blossoms. Bred in Belgium, this specific variety of Hydrangea is fully hardy in the UK. This flowering shrub will thrive in full sun to partial shade and moist, but well-drained soil. A hybrid of Pink Diamond and Dharuma cultivars, Hydrangea Paniculata Wim’s Red exhibits unusual resistance to heat and frost, and it does not require sheltering. Vigorous, with a broadly upright, bushy habit, this shrub can grow to be 1.80 to 3 metres in height and width. However, if it’s grown in a large container, Hydrangea Paniculata Wim’s Red will stay around 70 to 90 centimetres tall and wide.
Sturdy and robust, this showy ornamental shrub is easy to grow, and ask very little in the way of maintenance. With a spectacular display of colour-changing flowers that stay on the shrub up to 12 weeks, Hydrangea Paniculata Wim’s Red is an ideal candidate for mixed shrub borders. Late to bloom, with a prolonged flowering season, this ornamental shrub offers interest as the fall progresses. Plant this cultivar alongside a walkway or near a patio to fully appreciate the brilliant change in blossom’s colours and the light, sweet fragrance.