Phantom Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form

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The original form was loved by all and the Phantom Panicle Hydrangea Tree (Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom') is no different. The charm of this tree not only comes from its unique form but also from its beautiful color-changing panicles. You'll definitely want to add one or more of these to your garden!

Just like the original Phantom Panicle Hydrangea, the tree form has immense blossoms made up of classic Hydrangea florets. When this deciduous specimen first blooms in the summer, the petals are a soft shade of green and will soon fade to an ethereal white before blushing pink later in the season. It'll continue to be showy all through winter with the bloom turning a light shade of tan. The effect is stunning on top of the lush green foliage that peeks out from underneath.

One thing is for sure, you'll never be bored with this tree-form Hydrangea! Not only are the Phantom Panicle Hydrangea Tree's blooms beautiful, but they are absolutely gigantic. These panicles often reach 15-18 inches long! It's no wonder this tree was given the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society!

Planting and Application:

The Phantom is a fantastic way to add a lot of texture to a garden, as it has the wonderful look of an ornamental shrub atop a bare trunk. Use it as a centerpiece to your cottage garden or as an accent along the sides of your patio. This specimen also makes for a stunning spectacle when mass planted in larger gardens!

Soften the corners of hardscapes or anchor a garden bed with this delightfully large tree-form Panicle Hydrangea! Plant one as an accent right in the front of your home on a raised berm to further highlight these wonderful trees, or include these as part of a mixed shrub border to add height and interest.

  • Tall Green to White Blossoms Blush Pink
  • Immense Color Changing Panicles
  • Reliable Flowering & Color
  • Easy-to-Grow & Maintain
  • Specimen, Focal Point, Cut Flower & Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This Panicle Hydrangea specimen is the happiest when planted in well-draining soil where it can bask in the sun for most of the day. As long as it is watered regularly, the Phantom Panicle Hydrangea tree will give you those stunning blooms that you can cut and take inside for decorating or drying. Appreciating afternoon shade in the hottest of its USDA growing zones 4 through 8 and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to keep the roots cool and moist.

Unlike some other Hydrangea varieties, you won't have to worry about fussing with the soil composition in order to get the color you want. No matter the soil acidity, the Phantom Panicle will consistently start green, turn white, and then end a lovely light pink. In fact, the only upkeep this tree requires is a slight pruning during the winter season!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Blooms on New Wood - Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Not pH-Dependent Color

It's hard to believe anything can top the Tree-form of the classic Phantom Panicle Hydrangea let alone live up to the highly set expectations, but that is exactly what it does! You'll love it in your garden and your neighbors will be asking how they can get one in theirs. Order a Phantom Panicle Panicle Hydrangea Tree from today!

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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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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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Phantom Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant