*Pinky Winky Hydrangea Tree is a Spring 2021 Pre-Order Only – Ships in Late March/Early April Once Available*
Boasting pink and white flowers during the spring and summer growing seasons, the Pinky Winky® Hydrangea Tree is known for putting on a gorgeous display of color!
Proven Winners has done it again with the hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’ that is already pruned into a standard tree form. They took the hard work of pruning it into a tree out of it for you. With huge strawberry pink and creamy white cone shaped blooms and dark green foliage, it’s hard not to stare in awe at this impressive tree! The two toned flower panicles will emerge pure white and eventually fades to the ruby pink color throughout the growing season. The unusual flowers have a long bloom time and will open up in mid to late summer and last through fall until the first frost.
Hydrangeas are deciduous trees and will lose their leaves over winter but not before putting out the stunning dried flower heads that transition to a rose color before winter.
Be sure to plant this unique pink hydrangea tree somewhere in the landscape where it can be enjoyed! The tree looks great planted in front yards, near mailboxes, as accent plants, or even in containers for small garden spaces.
Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care
Plant the hydrangea tree in full sun or partial shade just like you would any other hydrangea. It likes to be in a planting spot where there is morning sun and afternoon shade, especially if you live in a warmer climate where the sun can take its toll. The first year of planting will require more frequent watering to establish a strong root system. Don’t be discouraged if you see droopy leaves. That is the plant’s way of telling you it needs water more often and more frequently. Once established, it is drought tolerant.
The best fertilizer for Pinky Winky Hydrangea is a slow release fertilizer that is acidic and will release nutrients to the tree over time. Hydrangeas are acid loving plants so moist, well draining soil that is slightly acidic will work wonders for your new tree! Soil pH does not affect bloom color.
Grow the Pinky Winky Hydrangea tree in most locations in the United States. The USDA grow zones are 3-9 so it is widely adaptable to many locations and is extremely cold hardy.
Pinky Winky Hydrangea Tree Size
The mature size of the Pinky Winky tree is 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. It is an excellent choice tree for small gardens or planting sites with little room. The Pinky Winky Hydrangea growth rate is very fast growing – up to 1-3 feet per year. They can gain heights of a few feet especially if fertilizer is applied regularly.
How to Prune Pinky Winky Hydrangea Tree
Pruning is not required but it can help you keep the tree and flower clusters looking neat. Trim the pink and white hydrangea tree to shape for the desired look and size you are going for. Prune away any dead wood or crossed branches. With hydrangea trees, it is best to prune away any lower suckers to keep the plant growing into tree form.
When to Cut Back Pinky Winky Hydrangea Tree
Pinky Winky Hydrangea pruning should take place after the plant has finished flowering in late winter or early spring. Cutting Panicle hydrangeas back during the active spring growing season can risk cutting off the gorgeous flower buds you want to see during spring and summer. Pinky Winky panicle hydrangea blooms on new wood so as soon as spring comes around you can prune back all the old wood from last year to encourage new growth.
Pinky Winky Hydrangea Winter Care
Once the blooms die back in fall and winter you can deadhead the spent blossoms. This will encourage the tree to put more energy into its root system to prepare for winter dormancy. However, some growers like to keep the dried pink flowers on for winter appeal. The leaves and foliage will die back and fall off for winter so you can clean up fallen foliage and throw it away or use it in your compost. Mulch the root zones to protect the roots during winter. It also helps to retain moisture during the warmer spring and summer blooming seasons.
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'
- Showy large flowers
- Tolerates full sun
- Repeat bloomer
- Low maintenance