Name: Hydrangea paniculata Bobo
Type of Plant: Dwarf shrub for foundation plantings, perennial gardens and containers in full or part sun.
Why I love this: We all love the classic Hydrangea paniculata because it blooms for a long time with white flowers that turn pink in the fall and is reliably hardy. But the straight species grows to be the size of a small tree, so it’s not suitable for many landscapes. Bobo is the plant that we’ve all been waiting for because it grows to around 36” tall and 46” wide. It’s very hardy in containers and the perfect size for flower and foundation beds.
A Word to the Wise: Prune this shrub in late winter or early spring, and fertilize with a light application of organic fertilizer in the spring. Hardy from zones 3 through 9.