Quick Fire® Hydrangea
Earliest Blooming Paniculata Quick Fire® Hydrangea
- Very Early Bloom Season
- Blooms a Month Before Other Varieties
- Gorgeous Lacecap Blooms start off Snowy White
- Lush, Full Blooms Quickly Deepen to a Bold Rose-Pink
- Rough Textured Leaves Held on Red Stems for Added Interest
- Very Sturdy Stems Easily Hold Blooms Aloft
- Jaw-Dropping, Fiery Fall Color
- Great in Containers
- Fabulous Cut Flowers can be Enjoyed Fresh or Dried
- Allow Blooms to Dry on the Shrub for Winter Interest
- Prune Once a Year One and Done
Looking for a gorgeous, mid-sized shrub that delivers big on flower power? Love Hydrangeas, but want to see some action a bit sooner in the season? Quick Fire® Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk') features magnificent blossoms up to a month earlier than other paniculata varieties.
No need to wait patiently for your Hydrangeas to bloom with this variety. Quick Fire Hydrangea blooms really early, just in time for those fun, summertime celebrations.
The lacecap flowers open snowy white, then develop a pink tinge, before finally deepening to a knockout deep rose-pink hue. You'll make a big statement with these incredible plants.
Use the blooms in amazing cut flower arrangements. They are so big, it only takes 1 or 2 in a special vase to look like you paid a fortune for them.
The stems of this deciduous shrub are quite sturdy. Don't worry, they are more than up to the challenge of holding up the blossoms. Quick Fire won't flip or flop on you.
Even the highly textured foliage is attractive. Go ahead, look a little closer! Each leaf looks quilted and features red stems, which adds dramatic flair. You'll want to be sure and add them to your flower arrangements.
Quick Fire is a special Hydrangea for another important reason. In years where the fall weather comes on slowly, you'll enjoy excellent fall color. The beautiful blooms burnish to deep red, and the textured leaves turn gold and burgundy.
Allow several of the airy flowers - which are borne in panicles on the tips of every branch - to dry on the shrub to decorate your landscape all winter long. (Ok, ok, snip a few more for your seasonal Thanksgiving arrangements.. . .)
Early blooming Quick Fire Hydrangea is an easy choice for the home gardener. It's a field-tested Proven Winner®, after all. And our expert growers take great pride in delivering top-notch quality plant materials right to your doorstep. What could be easier?
Add several weeks to your Hydrangea season this year, order your Quick Fire today!
How to Use Quick Fire® Hydrangea in the Landscape
Savvy homeowners and commercial property owners should take advantage of the very early bloom season of Quick Fire. It draws the eye like no other plant, after all.
Create a gorgeous flowering hedge with several Quick Fire, planted 3 to 5 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
If you want a solid screen, plant them close together and keep them clipped in bounds. For a looser look, expand to 5 feet apart and let them grow out into their full, natural, chunky flowering glory.
Create a mass planting to really capture attention. Add multiple, zigzagging, staggered rows to your planting pattern. It will become a showy focal point, turning a bare eyesore into a magnificent display.
Add to large containers along the length of your patio or pool deck. Or use a pair, with one placed on either side of your front door.
Quick Fire can also be used as a showy screening plant, planted in front of evergreens, and even mixed in windbreaks and shelterbelts for interest. Use a single specimen at the corner of your house to easily anchor your foundation planting.
You'll love the easy-care, four-season appeal of this wonderful shrub. Just don't be surprised to have people slow down and stare as they drive past your property!
Smile, wave, and be house proud. You and your Quick Fire deserve the accolades!
#ProPlantTips for Care
For best blooming, give this plant full sun. In the warmest USDA Hardiness Zones, give a bit of afternoon shade for a part sun planting position.
This panicle Hydrangea loves well-drained soil. Mound up by adding additional soil 18 inches high by 3 feet wide to plant in, if your soil holds water.
They will appreciate a moderate amount of water on a regular basis, especially during spring growing season. Even moisture during flower development provides the largest bloom development.
Please provide water during drought periods to keep them stress free. A healthy plant easily shakes off pests and diseases.
Because Quick Fire blooms on new wood, you'll want to avoid late spring pruning. Don't wait, or you'll trim off this year's blooms!
You'll only need a single prune in late winter or early spring. Selectively remove the stems length by about a third to remove last year's blooms. Cut back to a healthy, thick bud. Thin out any thin, broken or weak branches at the same time.
There is no need to mess with soil alkalinity or acidity. This plant's flower color cannot be altered by changing the soil pH.
Quick Fire Hydrangea is very hardy. It's often thought of as one of the easiest Hydrangea varieties to grow. Whew! What a great choice, order yours 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||.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|
|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||Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||White, Pink, Red|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Burgundy / Purple|