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Hydrangea paniculata

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Panicle hydrangea, Peegee hydrangea
Cultivar(s):
Brussels Lace, Floribunda, Greenspire, Melody, Pee Wee, Tardiva, Unique, Grandiflora, Limelight (more compact)
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; tough, dependable plant; brittle stems; easily wind damaged; can be severely pruned; rapid growth rate; this plant may be damaged by deer

Description:
Deciduous shrubs; leaves opposite, simple, stalked, toothed and sometimes lobed; flowers in terminal, round or conical-shaped clusters, primarily white or slightly pink, at times 8 to 10 inches in length; the sterile flowers (around the margin or the entire cluster) are much enlarged. Can be grown as a tree. Very coarse - difficult to use in most designs.
Height:
8-20 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple leaves; sometimes whorled; 3-6 in. long; dark green; green- to yellow-tinged fall color
Flower:
6-8 in. pyramidal panicles of creamy white flowers in summer on new growth; fades to pinkish rose; fertile and sterile flowers
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but does well in clay
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Upright, spreading; irregular; semi-arching branches; becomes straggly with age; can be grown as a small tree
Poison Part:
Bark, leaves, flower buds.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating.
Toxic Principle:
Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as woody shrub; forest or natural area as native shrub.
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1576

Hydrangea paniculata H. paniculata in bloom
Photo by Diane Schnuth, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique' H. paniculata 'Unique' bloom
Photo by Kingsbrae Garden, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' H. paniculata 'Grandiflora'
Photo by Julie Weisenhorn, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' H. paniculata 'Tardiva' bloom
Photo by Kingsbrae Garden, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' H. paniculata 'Limelight' habit
Photo by Kingsbrae Garden, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0