Dragon Baby™ Panicle Hydrangea

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Dwarf shrub with fantastic pink and green cone-shaped panicles, the Dragon Baby™ Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'HYLV17522') stands atop straight and sturdy stems with a backdrop of gorgeous large, serrated dark green leaves! The blooms transform from lime green to rich pink as they age!

Panicle Hydrangea the lush and textured foliage fills out these smaller dwarf Hydrangea and blooms prolifically all summer until fall! In fall, watch as the leaves transform into golden yellow with occasional reddish-purple tinges! The big blooms turn a lovely caramel hue and dry on the shrub for winter interest, along with exfoliating cinnamon papery bark!

Dragon Baby™ panicles dry on the shrub and offer fall and winter interest. Butterflies adore these big fluffy blooms as much as you will! Fill your vases indoors with flouncy pinkish blooms all summer and then create beautiful dried crafts and décor! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8 and only grow to a tidy 2-3 foot tall rounded little shrub!

Planting and Application:

Butterflies flock to these blooms and you'll love having the Dragon Baby™ bring beauty to your garden, no matter what size your yard is! Even container gardeners can enjoy these compact deciduous shrubs! Despite its small stature, the blooms are very large and showy, more than making up for the dwarf form!

Dragon Baby™ is lovely as facer shrubs and edging, perfectly sized for low hedges along pathways and driveways for flouncy blooms and color-changing interest! Plant in planters for your sunny front porch, or part-shade balcony gardens, the choice is yours! Rarely needing much pruning or shaping, these low-maintenance ornamentals are natural informal hedges and property division!

  • Lime Green Spires Ages Pink
  • Fluffy Cone-Shaped Blossoms
  • Green Foliage & Reddish Stems
  • Rounded Deciduous Shrub
  • Early Blooming & Long Lasting
  • Specimen, Floral Design, Pollinators & Hedge

#ProPlantTips For Care

Panicle Hydrangea loves sunny or part-sun locations, appreciating afternoon shade in hot climates. Plant in well-drained evenly moist soils, especially when blooming its important to not let your shrubs dry out. Shrubs appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over their roots to maintain soil moisture. Prune in early spring by cutting back by about one-third the size before it starts growing to remove old blooms and shape the plant as needed. Also, thin out older, fatter stems closer to the ground at this time to revitalize growth.

  • Full Sun & Part Sun
  • Moist Enriched Soil
  • Thick Layer of Mulch
  • Prune in Early Spring
  • Not pH Color Sensitive

Dragon Baby™ Panicle Hydrangea is a gorgeous dwarf little ornamental shrub with lime and pink blooms with golden fall color! Order yours today at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dragon Baby™ Panicle Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'HYLV17522'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of Bloomin' Easy - www.bloomineasyplants.com