Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry: planting, maintenance, pruning and flowering

Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry: planting, maintenance, pruning and flowering

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Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry in brief :

Latin name : Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry'
Family : Hydrangeaceae
Type : Deciduous shrub

Harbor : Flared
Height : 1.60 m to 2 m
Diameter : 2.50 m
Exposure : Sunny to partial shade
Ground : Acidic, neutral, calcareous, cool, well drained

Rustic : Yes

Flowering : July to September

Hydrangea "Vanilla Strawberry" is a shrub in deciduous foliage and dark green. Its great originality comes from its flowering in cone which changes from bright white in summer to a pinkish hue in early fall. Its ease of cultivation and limescale tolerance also make it a prime subject for your garden.

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Planting hydrangea "Vanilla Strawberry"

In autumn or to spring, the hydrangea 'Vanilla Strawberry' can be planted as well in pot what about full ground.

Vanilla strawberry hydrangea in a jar:

The important thing is the choice of the pot or the container which must be sufficient bulky to accommodate the root system of the shrub and enough stable to resist the onslaught of the wind. When your choice is made, make sure the container has holes for water drainage. If not, create one, large enough in diameter to facilitate drainage. Once these precautions have been taken, all you have to do is file a layer of gravel or clay balls at the bottom of the pot and complete with heathland. All you have to do is plant your hydrangea and do a first watering abundant.

Plant in the ground:

The advantage of 'Vanilla Strawberry' hydrangea is that it likes all floors. In addition, unlike many hydrangeas, Vanilla Strawberry supports well the Sun.
When the location is chosen, amend the earth with a contribution of well decomposed compost or compost. Dig deep enough hole and install the hydrangea foot. Fill in the hole and carry out watering generous.

Caring for the "Vanilla Strawberry" hydrangea


To grow properly, hydrangeas need water, but not too much. You should therefore pay attention to soil moisture and water regularly if necessary.

For limit losses water due to evaporation, the application of a thick layer of mulching is recommended. The maritime pine bark make an excellent mulchbecause they also help maintain soil acidity.

Cut :

The 'Vanilla Strawberry' hydrangea can be driven in two different ways:

  • In low waist, carried out every year at the beginning of spring and the cut of which is at a few centimeters from the stump. Even in the absence of visible buds, the shrub will still recreate many suckers.
    The advantage of this technique is to maintain a short frame and dense, healthy vegetation as well as large flowers.
  • In structured size, which requires more experience for an aesthetic result. It should be done in the same way as the low waist, but always cutting a little higher each year. This technique can quickly disfigure your shrub, especially because of the arrangement of the buds which does not facilitate cutting.

If your hydrangea is planted in a bed, it is strongly recommended that you cut it low. On the other hand, for an isolated subject or planted in a pot, structured pruning can be considered.

  • Read also: how to prune a hydrangea


The best technique to obtain new 'Vanilla Strawberry' hydrangea plants is to take cuttings. You can operate either in August on semi-woody wood (semi-hardened) or in winter on hardwood.

Diseases and Parasites:

The 'Vanilla Strawberry' hydrangea can be attacked by many parasites such as bugs, aphids, the vine weevil and hydrangea mealybug.

The diseases The main ones that can affect your shrub are powdery mildew and botrytis (or gray rot).

Employment and association

The 'Vanilla Strawberry' hydrangea can be planted in massive, alone or in a group. In pot, it will also perfectly brighten up your terrace or balcony.

To accompany your shrub, you can combine it with other hydrangeas such as Annabelle for example. On the perennial side, you can opt for a winter heather, a fern or a heuchera.

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