Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea
Early Blooming Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea
- Early Summer Color-Changing Flowers
- Compact but Floriferous
- Cold Hardy and Fast Growing
The Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniuclata) won't keep you waiting. It gets a jump on the floral competition by blooming early each year. It'll produce flowers about one month before other hydrangeas in your garden.
With its earlier bloom season, Little Quick Fire is a terrific way to extend your hydrangea bloom period this year without giving up a lot of gardening space. And even though this dwarf variety doesn't grow as big as its full-size cousin, it doesn't skimp when it comes to the size of its blooms. The show continues throughout summer and right into fall.
This early summer bloomer isn't shy when it comes to its flowers. It is a true believer in quickfire. The Little Quick Fire Panicle Hydrangea produces impressive panicles that erupt with white blooms. These blooms dazzle spectators because they seem to pop off its rich green ovular leaves.
These panicles grow in cones rather than balls of flowers. This adds a bit of drama to summer and, to add even more, the Little Quick Fire Panicle Hydrangea's flowers transition from sparkling white to pinkish red, and eventually deepen to a reddish purple. Your neighbors will need to do a double-take with this one. They won't believe how many colors one plant can produce from early summer into fall.
The Little Quick Fire Panicle Hydrangea grows in an even height to width ratio, so it always appears well-balanced. Its color not affected by soil pH. It flowers on new wood, so late spring frosts are of no concern.
For best growth results, plant this dwarf beauty in partial shade or full sun. You will want to spend a little time pruning off any dead winter wood. It flowers on new wood, so don't worry about spring frosts holding it back. And no need to stake this sturdy plant. Its panicle stems stay upright on their own.
Add excitement to your yard by planting it as a mixed border or foundation plant. It also looks great as a floral hedge or container "Thriller" plant. Plant them as an accent wherever you’d like some early and long-lasting color in your landscape.
Little Quick Fire is adaptive to a variety of soils and quite hardy overall.
If you want the oh-so-popular Quick Fire, but want to save a bit of space, you need to pick up a Little Quick Fire Panicle Hydrangea! It'll make a huge impact despite its petite size and its blooms will spice up your life with their color-changing ability.
Get a jump start on your other hydrangea varieties with Little Quick Fire, a dwarf selection that blooms up to a month earlier than other hydrangeas. Order yours from us today!
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink and White|