Hydrangea paniculata Candlelight® has beautiful creamy white flowers at the tip of thickset twigs. These twigs are a fittingly dark red, so the look given is alluring and particular.
This broad upright growing deciduous shrub is another wonderful addition to the Hydrangea collection, the flower heads start off creamy coloured, as they become large they begin turning pink to red as they age, depending on the NZ location.
They grow between 1-1.2 metres, pruning each August to around 30 cms is beneficial to stimulate the flowers growth, regular watering is also beneficial. Flowers appear mid Summer to Autumn, as they prosper in full sun to part shade, after flowering this Hydrangea is great to cut and use as dried flowers during winter.
Candlelight won silver at the Plantarium 2013, Candlelight won a bronze KVBC award in 2015 and is bronze medal winner at GrootGroenPlus 2015.