Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’ is a variety of Hydrangea characterised by its evolving colours – opening as a creamy white hue in mid-summer before turning strawberry-pink later in the season. As autumn approaches, they transform again, taking on a rich pink-red tone. The flower is conical, loose and fluffy and sits at the tips of arching branches. The bush is compact and deciduous, so it’s best planted with an evergreen companion.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Sundae Fraise'

Landscape uses

Hydrangea ‘Sundae Fraise’ is excellent when mass planted in front of walls, fences, taller shrubs and trees. They are great for most garden styles, especially cottage gardens and work well in pots or containers. Sundae Fraise is also great as a cut flower, particularly if dried. We use Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’ in our recently completed Heatherton Courtyard garden.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Sundae Fraise' in a garden bed

How to plant

We recommend planting Hydrangea ‘Sundae Fraise’ in full sun to part-shade, but afternoon shade is recommended as the flowers can burn. Space your plants approximately 90 cm to 1.2m apart. You can expect them to grow to approx. 1.2m – 1.5m high and 90cm – 1.2m wide. They are easy to grow and will colour regardless of the soil’s pH level.

Care and maintenance

Prune your Hydrangea well after flowering in late winter or early spring. The blooms occur on the current season’s growth, which is why they are known to be reliable for flowering.