- Common Name(s):
- Panicle hydrangea, Peegee hydrangea
- 'Brussels Lace', 'Floribunda', 'Greenspire', 'Melody', 'Pee Wee', 'Tardiva', 'Unique', 'Grandiflora', 'Limelight' (more compact)
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Peegee hydrangea is most commonly a multi-trunked deciduous shrub but can also be trained to grow as a single trunk small tree. It is a very tough, dependable, rapidly growing, drought and air pollution tolerant plant. It is one of the most winter-hardy of the hydrangeas. It thrives in urban conditions. Showy white flowers appear from July-Septemeber when few other landscape plants are blooming and the large ovate leaves turn an attractive yellow color in the fall. It works well as a hedge or grouped in a woodland garden setting. It can be severely pruned in late winter or spring as it blooms on current season's growth. To get the largest . This very coarse textured plant can be challenging to use in most landscape designs.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall, yellow Bloom: Summer, July-September
Insects, Diseses and Other Plant Problems: Aphids and mites occasionally visit but are rarely a problem. Some suseptability to leaf spot, rust, mildew, bud blight, and bacterial wilt. Is suseptable to damage by deer and has brittle stems that are easily wind damaged.
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
- 8-20 ft.
- Opposite, simple oval to ovate leaves; sometimes whorled; 3-6 in. long; dark green; green- to yellow-tinged fall color
- 6-8 in. pyramidal panicles of creamy white flowers in summer on new growth; fades to pinkish rose; fertile and sterile flowers
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained organically rich soil but does well in clay
- Upright, spreading; irregular; semi-arching branches; becomes straggly with age; can be grown as a small tree
- China, Japan
- Poison Part:
- Bark, leaves, flower buds.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating.
- Toxic Principle:
- Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as woody shrub; forest or natural area as native shrub.
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1576