I bought this Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ today at a local nursery. The nursery had ten available plants, but only one with a branch which was fairly straight. That’s the challenge you may also find if you’re looking to try this variety out and put it into a tree form. I couldn’t find any available online, so I decided to form it myself.
As the plant grows I’ll add more information on this particular variety and my attempt to change it from a bush to a tree.
If you look at the picture below from Park Seed, you’ll see the colors which I’m hoping to get.
June 21st 2012 – see the picture below for what the flowers actually look like when they first come out.