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    Little Lamb Hydrangea

    Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb'

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    Little Lamb Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Little Lamb Hydrangea flowers

    Little Lamb Hydrangea flowers

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    Little Lamb Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Little Lamb Hydrangea in bloom

    Little Lamb Hydrangea in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  6 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3a

    Description:

    A more compact version of the panicle hydrangea with correspondingly smaller flower clusters for a slightly less coarse look; pure white flowers are held at the ends of the branches over a long period and have an overall elegant appearance

    Ornamental Features

    Little Lamb Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid 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 colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Little Lamb Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    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.

    Little Lamb Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Little Lamb Hydrangea will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, 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.

     
     
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