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A short selection that ages to deep raspberry.

Hydrangea paniculata Magical® Ruby Snow

Creamy white cone-shaped flowers that age to bright, raspberry red on a compact, yet vigorous plant.

Mophead hydrangeas have been wildly popular in the gardening world, but if you’re looking for a flowering shrub to extend the season, panicle hydrangeas can’t be beat. Easy to grow with reliable flower power, they bloom on new wood – even in the coldest climates - which guarantees bright, billowy panicles year after year through the hottest months of summer.

Ruby Snow is a sensational new variety whose bright white panicles open in mid-summer. Closer to fall, as the nights cool, each cone shaped panicle turns ruby-red from the base up, leaving the tips topped in white like a snow cone. A compact form with strong stems, Ruby Snow can be planted in smaller gardens among other flowering shrubs and perennials. Plant in groupings or as exclamation marks along a garden path to draw the eye in. A true performer, even a beginning gardener will enjoy bragging rights with Ruby Snow!

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Magical® Ruby Snow panicle hydrangea
  • Botanical Name

    Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokorubs’ PPAF
  • Type

    Shrub
  • Bloom Time

    Summer to fall on new wood
  • Bloom Color

    White to pink

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Summer to fall on new wood
  • Size

    3-4’ tall by 4-5’ wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    4–8
  • Light

    Full sun to partial shade (especially in the south)
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist to dry.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, cutting gardens, mixed borders, massing, native plant gardens.
  • Propagation

    Cuttings
  • Pruning

    No matter where you live, Hydrangea paniculatas can be pruned pretty heavily to keep them small, bushy and full of flowers. In spring, cut them back to half the size of the original plant to encourage branching and more flowers.

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