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Honeycomb Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Levana'

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Honeycomb Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Levana') at Valley View Farms

Honeycomb Hydrangea flowers

Honeycomb Hydrangea flowers

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Honeycomb Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Levana') at Valley View Farms

Honeycomb Hydrangea in bloom

Honeycomb Hydrangea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Honeycomb Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Levana') at Valley View Farms

Honeycomb Hydrangea flowers

Honeycomb Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Brand:  Ball

Description:

A showy garden shrub valued for its huge cone-shaped panicles of white flowers which appear in summer, and mature to pinkish-purple; blooms well in shade; somewhat coarse in appearance, regular pruning recommended; needs slightly acidic well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Honeycomb Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Honeycomb Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Honeycomb Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Honeycomb Hydrangea will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features
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