Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

We usually regard the hydrangea as a shrub and plant it in our yards. The panicle hydrangea will grow into a thirty foot tree if allowed to do so. This one has been pruned into this ornamental shape. It is native Japan. Blooming late in the summer, the flowers remain for three weeks turning from white to purple. The large, pyramid clusters remain on the tree as dried flowers into the fall and winter.