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Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'

Also known as

Hydrangea 'Fire and Ice'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H) Overview

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' is a tall-growing deciduous shrub with red-tinted, branching stems that carry clusters of distinctive cone-shaped flowers and toothed leaves. The attractive, scented flowers provide a long season of interest - they appear white in spring before gently developing a pink hue that strengthens throughout the summer to a deep wine red colour in autumn. It is occasionally known as 'Fire and Ice' because of the colour change. Perfect for flower beds and borders of most kinds, Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' flowerheads are popular as cut flowers - both fresh and dried. It can also be grown in large pots. Easy to look after, flowering is enhanced by pruning back hard in early spring, to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant. Tolerant of most well-drained soils, Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' prefers a neutral to slightly acid soil. Not recommended for shallow chalk soils. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H)

How to harvest Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H)

These beautiful flowers can be cut for the vase or dried. To dry, hang upside down for a couple of weeks. When cutting fresh flowers, take a container of water with you and cut as long a stem as you can. Hydrangeas that wilt can be revived by placing the whole flower head in room temperature water as they can also drink through the blooms. Misting flower arrangements can also extend this plants vase life.

How to propagate Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H)


You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.

Special features of Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H)

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Hydrangea 'Wim's Red' PBR (H)

Specimen, ornamental, containers. Suitable for coastal conditions.