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Pink Diamond Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

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Pink Diamond Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' in fall

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pink Diamond Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' in bloom

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 5 feet

Spread: 5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Description:

An outstanding medium-sized shrub valued for its spires of mixed sterile and fertile white flowers in mid to late summer which quickly fade to a deep pink; blooms well in shade; somewhat coarse in appearance; needs slightly acidic well-drained soil.

Ornamental Features:

Pink Diamond Hydrangea features bold conical pink flowers with rose overtones at the ends of the branches from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Pink Diamond Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Diamond Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Plant Characteristics:

Pink Diamond Hydrangea will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent Massing Garden
Applications
Flowers
Ornamental Features