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A closeup of the bright white cone-shaped flower of the Phantom Hydrangea surrounded by its green leaves

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 8-10' tall
  • Mature Width: 8-10' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 8-10' apart



  • Huge, bright white, cone-shaped flower heads appear in summer and last through fall
  • Flowers start pure white then transition to dusky pink as the season progresses
  • Dark green leaves turn a bright yellow in fall
  • The blooms can be used for cut floral arrangements, either fresh or dried
  • An easy to grow Hydrangea tree that shines as a specimen tree in your landscape
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Phantom Hydrangea

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'

Regular price $345.00
In Stock - Ships in 2 to 3 weeks
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Why the Phantom Hydrangea?

Hauntingly beautiful! Our Phantom Hydrangea Tree takes the old-fashioned Tree Form PeeGee Hydrangea and gives it a striking new look. Its massive, 15-inch flowerheads are the largest you’ll find on a Hydrangea of its type. They’ll make your guests do a double-take! Starting out a cool lime-green color, the blossoms mature to a “ghostly” white, eventually taking on rosy pink tones with the advent of cool autumn weather. Important for this type of Hydrangea—and especially for this particular selection—Phantom has very strong stems. It is able to hold those huge flower clusters high for all to see!

Hydrangeas are undergoing a revolution. These incredible garden plants are soaring in popularity, and plant breeders in the U.S. and Europe and around the world are working hard to produce new varieties with appealing variations in size, form, color, and bloom time. There is truly a Hydrangea for every garden. Phantom Hydrangea is a selection of Panicle Hydrangea, a super-hardy species native to Japan, China, and Taiwan. It was introduced by a Dutch nurseryman named Pieter. Surprisingly, Phantom was developed back in 1990 and was never patented. It has become popular in this country only recently, though it is destined to become an all-time favorite.

How to use in the landscape?

Plant your Phantom Hydrangea Tree in your entryway garden, foundation, patio plantings, or in any of the high-traffic areas around your home where you could use some late-season drama.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 8-10' tall

    Mature Width: 8-10' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 8-10' apart

How To Plant

The Tree Form Hydrangea is a fast-growing plant that we train to become a small tree for your landscape. Phantom Hydrangea will benefit greatly from a spring and fall fertilizer program using Bower & Branch Elements™ Fertilizer. On the nursery this is one tree that truly responds well to a regular fertilizer program.

How To Water

They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.

How To Fertilize

During fall, feed your Hydrangea Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.

How To Prune

Pruning is the secret to having a great show of flowers each year. On the nursery we prune three times a season and then allow them to flower freely in July and August. Prune 1 is pre-spring: We do this while the Tree is still dormant. We prune back the overall tree by about 50% and we remove older branches where needed. This is the most important prune and will keep your Hydrangea Tree well behaved and with a good strong structure to hold the weight of the large blooms to come.

Prune 2 and 3: This is a simple shearing that again will keep the fast-growing branches shorter in length until bloom. This first shearing is generally around Mother's Day and then we shear one more time around mid-June. This does delay flowering a bit but we prefer a strong tightly sheared Tree for flower support. These shears are preference only and are not required for success. After shearing, numerous flowers will appear and begin to expand—leading to a fantastic and extended flowering time from July through the fall. Your first prune must be a hard prune for best results and have no fear—the Hydrangea Tree welcomes this prune and will respond well each year.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 4-8


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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