This smaller hydrangea is grown for its compact nature and large, showy blooms. Little Quick Fire hydrangeas grow to 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Their blooms open earlier in the summer than most panicle hydrangeas. They start white and then turn pink. It is a good rebloomer.
In Kansas, they prefer afternoon shade but can tolerate all-day sun with sufficient water. However, even in the shade, hydrangeas need extra water in hot conditions. Mulching up to 3 inches around this plant helps regulate soil temperature and moisture. This plant may have some leaf diseases in damp conditions. They can be pruned back by a third in early spring. Little Quick Fire hydrangeas work well as accent plants, in shade gardens, in foundation plantings, and as short hedges.