Hydrangea panicula

Hydrangea paniculata

''Hydrangea paniculata'' is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangaceae native to southern and eastern China, Korea, Japan and Russia . It is a deciduous shrub or small tree, 1–5 m tall by 2.5 m broad, growing in sparse forests or thickets in valleys or on mountain slopes.
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Appearance

The leaves are broadly oval, toothed and 7–15 cm long. In late summer it bears large conical panicles of creamy white fertile flowers, together with pinkish white sterile florets.
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Naming

It was first formally described by Philipp Franz von Siebold in 1829.
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Cultural

In cultivation it is pruned in spring to obtain larger flower heads. Numerous cultivars have been produced, of which ''H. paniculata Pink Diamond'' 'Interhydia' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

''H. paniculata'' is sometimes smoked as an intoxicant, despite the danger of illness and/or death due to the cyanide present as cyanogenic glycosides.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderCornales
FamilyHydrangeaceae
GenusHydrangea
SpeciesH. paniculata