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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Strawberry Hydrangea Seeds
Strawberry Hydrangea Shrub
The strawberry hydrangea shrub, also known as the vanilla strawberry hydrangea, is one of the showiest plants for any garden. Its enormous multi-colored cotton-candy-like summer blooms fill a yard with an exquisite explosion of color.
The shrub, which is scientifically known as Hydrangea paniculata, originated in France in 2009. In 2010, the American Nursery and Landscape Association named it the top plant of the year. This was hardly surprising given just how immensely popular the plant had grown around the country.
Strawberry Hydrangea Shrub Appearance
The strawberry hydrangea is a majestic shrub that does not shy from demanding attention. When it is fully mature, the plant can grow to a height of 7 feet and a width of 5 feet. This makes it an ideal foundation or border shrub.
The plant blooms in summer. At first, its flowers are creamy-white. As the summer progresses, they turn a vibrant pink color, before fading into the strawberry and white color for which they are named. The gorgeous flowers are real show-stoppers when they blossom.
Because of their beautiful color combination, these blooms make excellent cut flowers for decorations and bouquets. They can also be cut and dried for long term decorative uses.
How to Plant the Strawberry Hydrangea Shrub?
This plant does well in zones 4-9 on the hardiness scale. It also prefers well-drained soil, so make sure that your garden does not hold too much water before you plant this shrub. If you have waterlogging problems, consider landscaping your yard so that water flows away from your garden. You can also try changing your soil type to ease drainage.
The flower thrives in all soil types. Whether you have sandy, ordinary or clay soil in your garden, rest assured that the plant will grow on it. Just ensure that your soil has enough nutrients and is well-drained for the best results.
The shrub can produce pink or blue blooms depending on your soil PH levels. If your soil does not contain aluminum, expect blue, not pink blooms. If your soil is alkaline, then you are bound to have more pink flowers.
The best time to plant the shrub is in late fall when it enters into a dormant stage, or early spring when there is rapid growth. The plant blooms in about two to four years after planting. The stunning flowers last for at least four weeks before withering.
The plant prefers full exposure to the sun to thrive. However, brutal afternoon heat might damage it, so keep that in mind as you choose a spot for it. It can also do well in partial shade.
When transplanting the plant, make sure that you put it in a hole that is deep enough. Ideally, the soil coverage should be as much as the plant had while in the pot. Ensure that the root ball sits comfortably at the bottom of the hole you dig for the plant.
The strawberry hydrangea plant is a landscaping gem. Its eye-catching pink and white blooms add a refreshing pop of color to any garden, and its dense green foliage makes it an excellent border plant. It is a versatile, beautiful plant that any homeowner will love.