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Panicle Hydrangea, Tree Hydrangea 'White Moth'

Hydrangea paniculata

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Moth
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bethpage, New York

Mooresville, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 13, 2012, hoitider from Emerald Isle, NC wrote:

Planted several but the did not do well in zone 8 I guess its to warm .the both died


On Dec 4, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Information from both "Hydrangeas for American Gardens," by Michael A. Dirr (2004) and "Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas" C.J. and D.M. Van Gelderen (2004 - Timber Press).

Can be a large shrub to about 13 feet but observed specimens in the U.S. average 6 to 7 feet. Very free-flowering, with large panicles, pure white without a trace of pink. Sepals are ovate to ovate-rounded and occur in 4s and 5s, mostly covering the fertile flowers. Flowering time July until September, earlier than 'Brussels Lace' and 'Burgundy Lace'. Open loose inflorescences, dark lustrous green leaves.

Prof. Dirr notes that many selections are evaluated in a cool, continental European climate that seldom experiences high heat, day and night, or the high humidity of the U.S. Changes in cl... read more