Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry™



Pointed bloomheads offer tons of texture and color

Bloomheads change color throughout the season.

The gorgeous blooms of Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry™ add a pop of rich color to every garden or flower bed. The giant flowerheads begin their colorful journey as a pale green before changing to a luscious creamy-white and then darkening through all stages of pink into rosy-red. New blooms are constantly forming in mid- and late summer, so you see all colors on display at once at the height of the season.

And changing colors is just one of this PeeGee's merits. The flower trusses are so huge and heavy that their bright red stems flop toward autumn, creating a new look for the shrub. From upright to weeping, Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry™ is magnificent.

Heat- and humidity-tolerant Vanilla Strawberry™ reaches 6 to 7 feet high and nearly as wide, a commanding presence whether grown as a specimen in the border, used in a long line as a hedge or windbreak, or integrated into a natural woodland setting. As with most hydrangeas, it prefers full sun in the northern zones but would benefit from part shade further south. Make sure the soil stays consistently moist, and Vanilla Strawberry™ will take off and grow quickly, often blooming the first year when it is still quite small.

Vanilla Strawberry™ was named the 2010 Plant of the Year by American nurserymen, and one season in your garden will show you why. Enjoy this beautiful shrub season after season.

This variety is slower to come out of dormancy compared to other Hydrangea varieties. Leaves will begin to show in late spring-early summer.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'Renhy'
ppaf PP20670
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 6 ft - 7 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Free Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Cream, Dark Pink, Light Green, Multi-Color, Rose, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 19, 2019

Gorgeous - and TALL

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've had this hydrangea for several years and it's amazing. I'm almost 6' tall and it's well over my head. The more you water it the bigger the blooms will be. It also makes beautiful dried arrangements. A must have in your yard.

Mel from IN
January 24, 2016


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've had my 'Nilla for 2 seasons, now, and I LOVE the beauty she adds to my side yard. She is just to the side of a large climbing rose of nearly the same pink that comes up near the point of "old" for these blooms, so they set off very nicely together. The flower heads are HUGE to me, and are wonderful with 2 in a vase along with a few roses or lilies. I plan on getting likely 2 more of this type (there are new cultivers of different colors I want to have, too!), one for the front yard and one for the back. I just hope my husband isn't too mad with me taking away more yard for the gardens. ;)

Buggy from MI

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