Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva’
‘Tardiva is not as showy as many of the Hydrangea paniculatas, but but still holds it own with more subtle, and quite small sterile flowers that need a close look to appreciate how lovely they are. The smaller fertile flowers make a long pinnacle to compliment the sterile flowers.
paniculata offers many variants, most are an absolutely brilliant medium sized, upright growing deciduous shrub with slightly glossy ovate leaves. Masses of large flowers, that bloom in the second half of Summer for weeks and weeks, with distinctive white or creamy white conical flower heads made up of two sizes flowers, small fertile flowers and larger sterile flowers typical of Hydrangea.
DFG rating: 10/10
RHS pruning group: 5
Leaves: Decidious, green, long and ovate.
Flowers: White, fades to pink.
Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic.