Vanilla Strawberry® Hydrangea

The blooms are like giant Strawberries! 

  • Amazing for cut flowers.  The coolest bloom ever!
  • Unique, new variety that everyone is after...
  • Stunning white to deep pink flowers all summer long.
  • One of our favorites! 
Most orders ship the next day!

Regular Price: $62.99

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Vanilla Strawberry® is a delicious new hydrangea from the French breeder Jean Renault.

Flowers emerge creamy white in mid summer, transition to pink and finally to a deep strawberry pink in fall. The flowers will remind you of a refreshing strawberry sundae on a hot summer afternoon.

With its awesome colors and relatively small size, this hydrangea can add beauty to any garden.  The fantastic flower of the Vanilla Strawberry® Hydrangea lasts well into fall and are perfect for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements.

Combine the Vanilla Strawberry® with other Hydrangeas in your garden.  Mix different varieties to enjoy a longer bloom time!  The Vanilla Strawberry® Hydrangea a fast growing Hydrangea so it makes a great hedge plant.  The upright habit and large flower panicles will add a strong yet elegant form to any border or natural area.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand First Editions
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Hydrangea Paniculata 'Renhy'

How To Care for your new Vanilla Strawberry® Hydrangea

When planting your First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas.  Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid80s or higher.

The Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.  In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade.  This variety's color is not affected by soil pH.   Throughout its life a Hydrangea will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures.  Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas.  Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures.  Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer for flowering plants.  Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results.  You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.  

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The First Editions collection is pest and disease resistant making care a breeze!


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Holes in leaf
I'm a bit concerned because the leaves have a lot of holes and some leaves were brown. I'm hoping it makes it through till next spring
August 7, 2016
1 year ago
Nice Size
Wow! I was surprised when I received my new hydrangeas. They were much larger than I expected. I will be trying more plants from this company.
August 12, 2015
My First time ordering a plant online and this is a beauty! Came full size and already pruned. I will be ordering additional plants from this website. Love it!
September 28, 2015
Pretty and strong
I want more. It bloomed with such pretty blooms. The branches were also ridged which holds the blooms well. I have other hydrangeas in my garden that are not as strong. The strawberry hydrangea came in a large box and it was easy for us to plant.
December 13, 2015
My hydrangea arrived last week. It is larger than I expected. Looking forward to seeing it s blooms next year.
December 14, 2015
Very impressed
This was my first purchase from this company, but I'm sure it will not be my last. This plant was large, lush, and appeared very healthy. It was packed very well for shipping and arrived with no damage. I purchased it to plant in my sister's lawn as a promised part of her Christmas present, and when she saw it she was thrilled. It was planted within a couple days and is looking great!
May 6, 2016
Love them
I just received my 2 strawberry hydrangea. Thank you so much. I was worried ordering online because this is my first time. Very happy with my new plants. Excited to see the bloom.
June 24, 2016
Boy I'm impressed
Our strawberry hydrangeas are just beautiful. It was just what my garden needed.
August 30, 2015
Can't wait
I am so excited for it to bloom! Happy with my order. Will order again!
July 2, 2016
Great Purchase
Very happy with my order. I was nervous but never again. Thank you for the personal attention. Very impressed.
June 17, 2016
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Why did you choose this? Store
I already have one and I love it!!
Cynthia R on Sep 27, 2017
Love the colors and the color changes!
Judy S on Sep 4, 2017
I already have one and I love it!!
Cynthia R on Sep 27, 2017
a friend suggested them
Lisa B on Sep 5, 2017
Love the colors and the color changes!
Judy S on Sep 4, 2017
I have always loved hydrangeas!
Lisa S on Aug 16, 2017
I chose this plant for it's beauty and uniqueness.
B L on Aug 12, 2017
Trying something different!
Leonard K on Jul 19, 2017
These look beautiful!!! And your prices were better than at my local nursery!
Carol L on Jun 23, 2017
They are beautiful
Linda B on Jun 17, 2017
So beautiful
Yi ling L on Jun 17, 2017
Love them liked size
mary w on Jun 4, 2017
Catherine O on Jun 3, 2017
Beautiful !
Michaele B on May 30, 2017
Love the look of these!
Melissa G on May 20, 2017
I have always loved pink hydrangeas
Barbara M on May 15, 2017
unique and multi colored
Lindsey M on May 9, 2017
This item was chosen because of its name and the person it was sent to loved sharing vanilla strawberry ice cream with her husband who passed recently.
Melody P on May 8, 2017
Just beautiful. My daughters and I will love them for Mothers Day
debbie t on May 3, 2017
Thought it was different
Joseph P on Apr 11, 2017
The reviews from other purchasers really helped make the choice. Hoping my plant will arrive as nice as others plants did..
Patrice T on Apr 6, 2017
I loved the color
Stacey P on Mar 25, 2017
I have many limelight hydrangeas and this is another one that can take full sun . So many hydrangeas require morning sun and afternoon shade.
Mary P on Mar 20, 2017
These are beautiful. Colors,
Patricia W on Mar 4, 2017
I have two in Vermont, but this is a gift for someone In Delaware. These hydrangeas are gorgeous and tall, with beautiful color extending into the fall. They also retain their color when dried.
Gabrielle J on Jan 21, 2017
What a gorgeous plant, I love that it changes colour!
Marcia Guidini S on Sep 29, 2016
It had reviews from people, and has an easy to navigate through plants feature with great refining search.
Jesus O on Aug 24, 2016
The color is so unusual. Can't wait until next summer to pick the flowers
paula d on Jul 27, 2016
The colors!
DEBORAH W on Jul 26, 2016
wife loved the color.....any other
michael b on Jul 25, 2016
Love the color and wanted to add warmth and happiness to my backyard patio!
Celeste U on Jul 22, 2016
Beautiful bush, found one at a garden center close to where I live for $130-way too much. I researched and found The Planting Tree. I have read their reviews and I am trying them out. I am excited.
Angie N on Jul 22, 2016
a friend suggested them
Lisa B on Sep 5, 2017
I have always loved hydrangeas!
Lisa S on Aug 16, 2017
What to use to fertilizer the plant?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: any balanced, slow release fertilizer works great
How long till full size?
A shopper on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine about a month ago . I bought the 3gal size . It might take a couple of years to get any real,size but they are pruned every year as far as you want to prune the bush so I Jess full grown is in the eye of the beholder.. could be by August
Is it deer resist???
K P on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, they are tolerant in that they tolerate damage from deer but deer will eat hydrangea if they are hungry.
Is this a tree or a shrub?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it is more like a shrub due to its size (3-4 ft high) but mine is still small yet.
When is best time to plant tree in zone 4?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Now would be the best time however you can plant at any time of the year without any issues as long as you keep watered.
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