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Pinky Winky Hydrangea
Pinky Winky produces some of the most unique and the largest flower panicles we've seen yet on any hydrangea. More details below!!

Pinky Winky Hydrangea

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Pinky Winky Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone > 

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 3a, where this Hydrangea is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know that it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Pinky Winky produces some of the most unique and the largest flower panicles we've seen yet on any hydrangea. The flower panicles can reach 16 inches in size! But, what makes Pinky Winky really so unique is the two-tone flowers. The panicles emergre white in summer and then the base begins to quickly turn pink, producing the spectacular two-tone effect that has people raving about this plant!

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing quite large to 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide, Pinky Winky makes an impressive shrub or tree form specimen all on it's own. That said, groupings and hedges of this cultivar are even more spectacular. Also a nice addition to mixed flowering shrub borders, as an accent in home foundation plantings, as a background in perennial gardens, and in large containers.

Spacing: 3-4' for solide hedges; 8'+ for space bewteen plants

Cultural Preferences

Pinky Winky Hydrangea is easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soil. It can take the heat in the South but is also exceptionally cold hardy, withstanding even the coldest winter temperatures in the North. In the South, it's best to plant in a location that provides some afternoon shade. For best blooming give it at least 6 hours of sun a day. USDA Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone >  

Note:  Pinky Winky is a Hydrangea paniculata species that produces its flowers from buds that are formed on "new wood" (the current season's growth). This means you don't want to prune them in late spring or summer when they're preparing to bloom. 

For proper pruning time and techniques on various types of Hydrangea see:  How To Prune Various Types Of Hydrangea

Helpful Articles

Click on the link(s) below to get advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Hydrangea shrubs...

Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone >  
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity: 4-6'
Spacing: 4-5' for solide hedges; 10'+ for space bewteen plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Upright
Flower Color:  White, Pink
Flower Size:  Large - up to 16 inches long
Flowering Period:  Summer thru Fall
Flower Type:  Single in large clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part Shade
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5 (Moderately Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought (when established in part shade), Heat, Humidity, Insect, Sun

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