Hydrangea-Fire Light Tidbit #3

Hydrangea-Fire Light Tidbit

Hydrangea-Fire Light Tidbit #3

At a diminutive 2-3' tall and wide, Fire Light Tidbit panicle hydrangea (H. paniculata) might be the smallest variety yet, but this little beauty never skimps on a big flower show! Like the original Fire Light hydrangea, it is covered in large mophead flowers that are among the earliest to appear each summer. As they age, they turn a vivid pink, and finally red as autumn comes along. The blooms almost completely obscure the foliage when it flowers, creating an attention-getting display that most plants its size could only hope to match.

What makes Fire Light Tidbit different than other panicle hydrangeas? 
- Very small size saves space, can be planted just about anywhere
- Early to bloom
- Colorful fall foliage

Details:
Name: 
Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPK' pp#32,512, CBRAF
Hardiness: USDA zones 3-8
Height + width: 2-3'
Light: Full to part sun
Soil: Any well-drained soil will do. Though dry conditions are unlikely to harm an established plant, prolonged drought will cause flowers to brown and wilt instead of develop a good pink color.
Pruning: Blooms on new wood; prune back by one-third in late winter/early spring for better habit and a slight improvement in stem strength.
Water: Average water needs. Does not tolerate wet conditions.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once in early spring with a rose fertilizer if desired.
Bloom time: Early-mid summer
Bloom color: White, aging to blush pink. That color persists through frost.
Uses: As one of the smallest panicle hydrangeas to date, Firelight Tidbit hydrangea can be used in many different ways: plant in beds and borders, add to a flower or perennial garden, incorporate into landscaping, or grow in containers. A pair would be very nice on either side of a front door or porch!

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