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White Wedding Hydrangea
White Wedding Hydrangea produces abundant, oversized clusters of white, pillow-like blooms atop sturdy stems on rounded shrubs of 5 to 6 feet in height and width. The flowers are excellent for cutting and use fresh or dried in indoor floral arrangements or for weddings. Get all the details below

White Wedding Hydrangea

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White Wedding Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata Hybrid ‘LeeP1’ PP28973

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 4a, where this Hydrangea is not reliably 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

As the dog days of late summer set in and most flowering plants are fading out from their summer performances, Hydrangea paniculata, commonly know by some as "peegee hydrangeas," are just getting started and will continue into fall. White Wedding Hydrangea produces abundant, oversized clusters of white, pillow-like blooms atop sturdy stems on rounded shrubs of 5 to 6 feet in height and width. The flowers are excellent for cutting and use fresh or dried in indoor floral arrangements or for weddings.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in an upright rounded form 5-6 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide, White Wedding Hydrangea makes an impressive shrub or small tree form specimen all on its 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 pots, planters or other containers of 18 inches or more in diameter.

Spacing:  4 feet for solid hedges; 8 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

The White Wedding Hydrangea is exceptionally easy to grow when planted right and in the right spot.  Almost any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility will do. White Wedding can take the heat at our location here in north-central Georgia, but it's also exceptionally cold hardy, withstanding even the coldest winter temperatures as far north as USDA Zone 4a, where it will also tolerate full, all day sun. In the South, zones 7 and below, it will tolerate full sun, but we've seen it perform and look its best with some filtered sun or dappled shade during the hottest hours of summer afternoons. We recommend at least 5 hours of direct sunlight per day or all day lightly filtered sun for best flowering. Too much shade and plants become floppy with diminished flowering.

Note:  White Wedding 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 a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Hydrangeas.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  5-6'
Width at Maturity: 4-5'
Spacing:  4' for solid hedges; 8' or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Rounded, Upright
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  Large - 8-10 inches long
Flowering Period:  Summer into Fall
Flower Type:  Single in large clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun in North, Part Shade in South
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.0 (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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