First Editions® Vanilla Strawberry™ Panicle Hydrangea

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Super Showy Blooms First Editions® Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea

  • Multi-Colored, Cone-Shaped Blooms Last a Long Time
  • Color Changes from Creamy White to Bright Pink to Strawberry Red
  • Amazing Cut Flowers
  • Grows in Sun or Part Shade
  • Attracts Butterflies & Pollinators
  • Year-Round Interest
  • Perfect Size for a Hedge
  • Cold Hardy

Try a miraculous First Editions® Vanilla Strawberry™ Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy' PP20,670) in your landscape. You'll be so pleased with its playful, strawberry-pink blooms and graceful nature. You'll want more than one!

These First Editions® plants are nothing short of spectacular. The show begins in spring with green leaves filling out the stems that later turn a lovely red shade. Mid to late summer brings on a fabulous display of full blooms.

Watch as your flowers do a color change during the season for you. The large panicles - comprised of densely-clustered, tiny flowers - begin creamy white in mid-summer and slowly turn pink.

The white flowers pick up pink color as the blooms age, and it is intensified with cooler nights and warm days in sunnier locations. As summer progresses, you'll be treated to a mixture of floral colors on the same plant as white turns to white with pink centers, to deeper strawberry red. Fantastic!

Cut some of the stunning Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea blooms to enjoy indoors, or leave on your plant for winter. The flowers will cling to the stems in early fall (drying to a pale, silvery tan), and persist as a decorative feature through the winter months.

Vanilla Strawberry Panicle Hydrangea was named the top plant by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. A relative of the classic PeeGee Hydrangea, Vanilla Strawberry has improved features that make it a must-have for your garden.

You'll also be popular with hummingbirds and butterflies that contribute to the beauty of your yard.

It has strong, sturdy upright stems that won't droop under the weight of its impressive blooms. And its rich, green foliage creates the perfect backdrop for its summertime display of blooms.

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is a memorable addition to your yard. Order yours today! 

How to Use Vanilla Strawberry Panicle Hydrangea in the Landscape

These amazing ombré blooms are sure to inspire you and your neighbors to spend a little more time outdoors. Consider planting a hedge of several of them right behind your patio seating.

To create a solid screen, plant them 3 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

You will want to plant it where you can admire it all summer long. Add it to your mixed borders, or use it as a thriller in a large container.

Place a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea by itself anywhere in your yard for an eye-catching specimen plant. Run them along the length of your driveway, side yard or pool deck.

These Panicle Hydrangeas look lovely in an urn or as a centerpiece addition either in the landscape or indoors as cut flowers! Later, dry the flower heads and use them in dried botanical décor.

It looks simply astonishing as a modern-day foundation plant. Use it at the corner of your house to anchor your plantings, alone or with other flowering shrubs in a mixed border. Or, try a pair of them, with one planted on either side of your front entrance. Can you say curb appeal?

For an incredible focal point, alternate these Vanilla Strawberry shrubs with our Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Tree Form. Use an odd number of plants for the best look. Underplant or skirt the base with perennials for living mulch and added flower color.

Create your own Hydrangea collection or mixed Hydrangea border and include mophead Annabelle Hydrangeas, or a bold Endless Summer Original bigleaf Hydrangeas. Toss in a few lacecap and other Panicle Hydrangeas for a high-impact display!

Start and end with the shrubs on either side. Curve the line, or keep it straight. This high-impact look will bring you a jillion compliments over the years. Enjoy!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in full sun in the northern USDA growing Zones, or give it partial shade, especially afternoon shade in the warmer summers of hardiness Zones 7 and 8.

Hydrangea bushes love well-drained soils that are rich in organic matter, so include a top-dressing of compost each year. Mulch over the root system to keep them nice and moist. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis.

This Hydrangea variety blooms on new wood. Enjoy the best and most abundant blooms with a one-and-done pruning in late winter or early spring. Prune it back by a third into a rounded shape in early spring just as you see buds swell and new growth forming.

Don't miss out on the amazing color and blooms offered by Vanilla Strawberry Panicle Hydrangea. You'll love it in all seasons, year in and year out. Order from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Grow Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

Vanilla Strawberry Panicle Hydrangea does best in at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, favoring morning sunlight and afternoon shade. Provide a highly organic, enriched and well-drained soil thats covered in 3-4 inches of arborist mulch. Provide moderate, yet consistent moisture, especially during the heat of summer.

How big does a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea get?

The Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea can grow to a significant 6-7 feet in mature height. Featuring a mature spread of 4-5 feet.

How much sun does Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea need?

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea does best in at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, favoring morning sunlight and afternoon shade. More sun means larger blooms and stronger stems, plus brighter color. Hot climates will find their Hydrangea appreciate afternoon shade.

When should I prune my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?

Prune the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea in late winter or early spring before you see new growth forming. Prune to open the interior to allow air circulation and prevent mildew.

What month do Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea bloom?

Depending on your climate and growing zone, Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea flowers open around June to July and begin to turn pink and red by August and September.

What shipping options do you offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and wonts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Vanilla Strawberry Panicle Hydrangea for sale here at!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

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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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First Editions® Vanilla Strawberry™ Panicle Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter