Magical Candle Panicle Hydrangea

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Breathtaking Glow Magical® Candle Panicle Hydrangea

  • Huge Gorgeous Blooms Among the Very Prettiest Available
  • Each Lacy Bloom Lights Up in the Sun
  • Pure White Blooms Age to Pink
  • Broadly Conical Flower Panicles
  • Feature So Many Flowers Per Bloom
  • Cool-Toned Blooms Look So Fresh at the Height of Summer Through Autumn
  • Long-Lasting Blooms
  • Sturdy Stems Never Flop
  • Beautifully Compact
  • Excellent in Foundation Plantings
  • Can Be Grown in Extra-Large Containers
  • Fibrous Root System
  • Easy Care
  • Urban Tolerant

The Nature Hills team is proud to offer so many incredible Hydrangea varieties. These beautifully reliable shrubs are loved for their showy flowers that look fresh and cool from midsummer through fall.

One of the best for picture-perfect blooms is the aptly named Magical® Candle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bokraflame'). This Panicle Hydrangea is covered from July to September with immense lacy cone-shaped blossoms that are a stunning porcelain-white.

They look almost backlit with yellow fire, or as if they are glowing from within. This spectacular garden effect adds an ethereal charm to any landscape.

Magnificent flowers are born on extra thick erect stems that are just begging to be cut for flower arrangements. Those stems easily stand under the weight of the blooms.

Use them while still Celadon green, at the pure white stage, or allow the blooms to start maturing to pink as the nights cool. Consider adding several Magical Candles so you always have fresh materials for bouquets.

Let them dry on the shrub for a burst of winter interest. These pristine plants look great wearing a cap of snow.

Magical Candle is a robust grower. With minimal care requirements, it's a perfect choice for either busy beginners or wise old gardeners alike.

You need to give it plenty of water and a little light pruning to help it keep its shape, but otherwise, Magical Candle is about as carefree a plant as you can get.

This garden shrub It will happily grow and pump out flowers for your garden and your vases. It also makes a great container plant on a porch, balcony, deck or patio.

Make the most out of every day with family and friends. Add the glowing blooms of Magical Candle Hydrangea for an enchanting backdrop for your good times.

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How to Use Magical® Candle Hydrangea in the Landscape

These perfectly rounded shrubs look amazing as a "Thriller" in extra-large containers. Look for a pot that is at least 24-inch diameters with large drainage holes.

Gain an elegant look with three, five or seven of them placed evenly along your pool deck. Style them any way you'd like, they'll fit in rustic to formal landscapes.

Magical Candle is a sophisticated choice for high-end style, but modern enough for an industrial chic setting. Add a pair of pots flanking either side of your front door.

They are extremely cold hardy, and won't require protection anywhere but the edges of Zone 4. Place containers in a sheltered spot in absolutely frigid winters.

You'll also appreciate their lush foliage as a screening plant. Create a low privacy hedge with several of them planted behind your patio seating.

To create a solid screen, plant them three feet apart on center and measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Hide the air conditioner!

Add them to mixed borders for a perfectly poised presentation of summer blooms. Repeat them along the length of a shrub border to tie the design together.

Leverage the showy good looks of Magical Candle Panicle Hydrangea. Plant several at the corner of your house as an easy way to anchor your planting.

#ProPlantTips for Care

In the north, you can easily plant them in full sun. Where the summers are scorching, give them shade in the afternoon. They do need at least four hours of sunlight a day.

Well-drained soils are a must. Add a handful of compost while plating, and top-dress with a fresh layer each year.

Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system. They need a medium amount of water on a regular basis.

This Panicle Hydrangea variety blooms on new wood. Prune it back by a third into a rounded shape in early spring.

Place these wonderful shrubs front and center in your landscape. Savor the beauty of the Magical Candle Panicle Hydrangea 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

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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100 - 129.99 44.99
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Magical Candle Panicle Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'Bokraflame'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White Ages to Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No