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PANICULATAS

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copyright 2011 Joan Harrison

Paniculatas tend to be large shrubs that can be pruned into tree form. Large cone-shaped flowers can have a dense effect or a more delicate, open look. Most paniculatas are white (or cream-colored), eventually maturing to soft pink and then deep shades of burgundy. The flowers dry well.

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This variety, clearly taller than the six-foot fence, is probably Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' also known as the PeeGee hydrangea.

PeeGee hydrangeas got their common name from the botanical name: Paniculata 'Grandiflora'.

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A paniculata in tree form.

The flowers were first white before maturing to pink.

Eventually the flowers will age to a deep shade of burgundy.

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H.p. 'Limelight' at She Sells shop in Brewster, MA.
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The paniculata variety called 'Limelight' is justifiably popular.
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These limelights are gorgeous from every angle.

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Copyright 2011 Joan Harrison