Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' (PBR)

2 litre pot £17.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' (PBR) hydrangea: Scented colour-changing flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July - October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A new form with strong stems that carry 30cm-long honey-scented flower clusters, which turn from white to pink, then intensify in colour as they mature to a rich wine red. Its long flowering period and chameleon-like tendencies make it a great investment for the shrub border. The flower-heads can be picked for dried arrangements.

  • Garden care: To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cut back the previous season's shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.

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Eventual height & spread

Good but white flowers not red.

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Hi I purchased this plant in the sale at the end of last winter. It took a little while to wake up in spring after that long cold spell. Once it got going it grew very healthily however when it produced a couple of flowers they were in fact white so the plant must have been wrongly labelled since I was especting dark pink/red flowers.

Leafy Larissa

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Still waiting

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Got the plant at the end of the season, so it arrived bare (2017). At time of writing (April 2018) still bare ! But I am hopeful. Cant give it any other rating .

Keen but learning

Gloucestershire

happy with the quality

4

Good quality plant ,,, not as red ,,,,probably down to the soil we have a lot of different colour hydrangeas

py

cornwall

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Deep ccour

5

Great for bees and lovely autumn colour.

Composter

Thanet

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Good all rounder

4

Flowers do change colour but not as vibrant red as the picture suggests. Good hydrangea though and doesn't get too big.

Plant addict

Wokingham

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Excellent product

5

well wrapped and arrived in good condition

RAG

south devon

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Beautiful colour

5

Grew well in the border but may move to a large pot for next year, to better appreciate the lovely flowers

Morag

Moniaive

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Not so red

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Planted this near my lace cap hydrangea but it's not produced much in the way of flowers and they're not a deep red. The lasting flowers are a bit of a myth as they look somewhat dead as they change colour. Save the space for something more interesting.

Hopeful Hazel

Milton Keynes

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"I would recommend this product"

4

Attractive shrub against green hedge

SueMac

NorthNotts

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hydrangea peniculata

5

Please give clear instructions about pruning. Hydrangeas need to be pruned at different times of the year, depending on type. Otherwise a great plant lasting all season. Attractive when dried.

angie

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I have bought a 5 litre hydrangea paniculata wims red and it arrived with 4 bare branches. It was planted in Feb in full sun with a mulch but now two months later it has shown no signs of growth with no leaves or buds on any of the stems. Is this normal for this time of year?

GD1982

Yes, it's completely normal for these hydrangeas to be late into leaf - please click on the link below to go straight to one of our videos, which gives you a bit more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjv23oMgJ2c&t=25s

Helen

Hello! - What woud be a nice companion plant for this? there is a 3ft by 2ft space in front of mine (new border). Must be bee friendly and either evergreen or perennial. South facing, sheltered in good soil.

Ash

Hello, I think the Hebes would work well, and you could plant a cluster of 3 or so at the base. My personal preferance would be 'Autumn Glory' - please click on the following link to go straight to it. https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hebe-autumn-glory/classid.1000001789/

Helen

The flower-heads on my Wims Red were beautiful and creamy about 3-4 weeks ago. Since then, they began to turn pink but subsequently failed to progress further to full pink and red, but instead have turned brown and dried up. The plant has been kept well-watered throughout and not scorched. Any idea why this might be?

Roseplanter

Hello, This is unusual, but I suspect this has been caused by the unusually warm start to autumn as colder temperatures generally trigger stronger colours.

Helen

I got my Wim' Red last year in summer with flowers and it grew well. it has full sun aand I kept watering. In spring I pruned it well but not too hard (40cm). Now it grows nicely, healthy but no flower buds! Shall I be more patient? Any advice?? Thank you! Chris

altekrille

Hello there This is a young plant in a 1.5lt pot so you may need to be a bit patient for it to get established and grow. If it has sun and a moist, well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil, then hopefully it will flower next year. You can also give it a feed in the spring.

What feed will this hydrangea need and how often . Am growing it in a very large pot

Shemmy

Hello, These should be fed from spring to midsummer with a general purpose fertiliser such as Miracle Gro, Growmore or Q4. There are many different formulations available, so it is important that you carefully read and follow the application rates/times on the pack.

Helen

Will the stems of the plant support the flower heads ok. They appear pretty large at 30cm

DeeDee

Hello, The stems of this cultivar are sturdier than most of the other paniculatas, so once the plant has matured, they should be strong eogh to support the flowerheads in all but the heaviest rain.

Helen

do the leaves have any autumn colour ?

fleet

Hello, The leaves will take on some autumn colour before they are shed, but it is not a particular feature of this plant.

Helen

Will this shrub flower well in shade/semi shade?

Mrs H

Hello, These plants will tolerate partial shade, however they will produce more flowers in a sunnier spot.

Helen

How large will it grow, will it go in a smallish garden ? O

Di

Hello, As this is a new plant it is difficult to be too specific about it eventual height and spread, however the breeder has suggested that it will grow to around 2 x 2m.

helen

Would this shrub be happy in a large container?

nova

Hello there Most plants can be grown in containers as long as the container is large enough, and it is well fed and watered. However the Hydrangea paniculata varieties are not the best hydrangeas to be grown in containers, as eventually they can grow quite large and need space, except for Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' which has a more compact form. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hydrangea-paniculata-little-lime-jane-pbr/classid.2000022524/ Hope this helps

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