First Editions Strawberry Sundae Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rensun’)

First Editions Strawberry Sundae Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form

Need an elevated pop of color for small yards or as a thriller in large decorative containers? Try the easy-care First Editions® Strawberry Sundae™ Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rensun’) now lifted into a glorious specimen! With a rounded, compact habit, this gorgeous Hydrangea is expertly grafted onto a 2-3 foot standard trunk that is straight and strong. These focal points fit beautifully in small space gardens and make a high-style accent in larger landscapes!

You and your neighbors will watch in amazement as the showy blooms go through a spectacular color change each year. Those elevated cone-shaped flowers emerge creamy white in mid-summer, then transform to pink as the cooler nights roll around in fall. The color finally deepens into a luscious strawberry red! And its dark green foliage creates the perfect backdrop for its summertime display of blooms.

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 8, these tree-form Strawberry Sundae™ Panicle Hydrangeas have a rounded growth habit atop their trunks, yet stay compact and small for modern gardens. But those full-sized blooms are large enough to make a huge impact! They start blooming at a time when other flowers have come and gone and keep going all summer!

Planting and Application:

Use this flowering shrub as the Queen of your mid-summer garden. Allow these high-style focal points to grace your yard well into fall and even winter. Leave some of the magnificent panicle blooms to ornament the shrub and add winter interest, too!

You’ll love the romantic look of these pretty, tidy plants. Use tree-form Panicle Hydrangeas as upright accents evenly spaced throughout your mixed garden borders, or accenting garden beds as a prominent specimen. The subtle shades of the flowers blend well with anything else in your garden. Plant them in front of other Hydrangea varieties for a striking layered and textured look while adding height.

Use Strawberry Sundae™ Hydrangea Trees in large containers for an incredible focal point on the patio, or on either side of your front door. It’s a stunningly modern front garden berm or foundation anchor plant! Try pairing the smaller and compact growing Strawberry Sundae™ Hydrangea under your windows, with Hydrangea Trees between your windows as accents! What a lovely way to frame your home’s architecture!

  • Excellent Tree Form & 2-3 Foot Standard Trunk
  • White Flowers Change from Vanilla to Strawberry Red
  • Attracts Butterflies & Excellent for Fresh Cut & Dried Flower Arrangements
  • Sturdy Stems & Winter Interest
  • Outstanding Mass Planting

Tips for Care:

Strawberry Sundae™ is an easy-care, deciduous shrub. It’s winter hardy and does well in urban regions. For best performance, provide it with plenty of sun and a moderate amount of regular moisture. Tree-Form Hydrangeas love to be planted in a place with at least 4 hours of sunlight a day, moderate water, once-a-year trim and a yearly application of acid lovers fertilizer. Not much to ask for months of glorious beauty! Prune back in early spring for the best and most abundant blooms. Pruning will also help it keep its shrub-like shape.

  • Full Sun or Light Shade
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune In Early Spring
  • Very Easy Care & Maintenance

The tree form of the First Editions® Strawberry Sundae™ Hydrangea packs a full-sized punch on a compact plant that’s elevated onto a straight standard trunk.

First Editions Strawberry Sundae Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rensun’) Details

Common name First Editions Strawberry Sundae Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form
Botanical name Hydrangea paniculata 'Rensun'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 6 - 8 ft.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Pink & White