Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea paniculata "Pee Gee" during the "white" stage of flowering
Hydrangea paniculata “Pee Gee” during the “white” stage of flowering

Zone: 3 to 9

Full Sun to Part Sun

Height: 6′ to 10′

While there are many beautiful hydrangeas available, if you want the ones that bloom from late summer well into the fall, look for Hydrangea paniculata.*

Hydrangea paniculara "Pee Gee" with the flowers turning green later in the season
Hydrangea paniculata “Pee Gee” with the flowers turning green later in the season

They have large cone shaped flower clusters, and change colors as they get older.

Hydrangea paniculata "Vanilla Strawberry"
Hydrangea paniculata “Vanilla Strawberry”

The plants can grow into quite large bushes, are very cold hardy, don’t require a lot of maintenance and are fairly drought tolerant once established.

Most start the season with white blooms that then turn green, pink or even red as they get older.

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