Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’ has a more elegant appearance than many other paniculatas because the panicle flowers are less heavily covered with sterile sepals.
Inflorescence: The panicle is broad at the base and blunt at the tip, 200mm x 140mm. The sterile florets open white and age to pink.
Bred by Robert and Jelena de Belder of Arboretum Kalmthout, Belgium, in 1960.
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Large (to 3m)
Color in neutral soil:
White, aging to pink
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White, aging to pink (no change)
Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, rounded, entire, overlapping, 45mm diam.
Leaves: Mid-green, matt and slightly hairy with short petioles. 130mm l x 60mm w.