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Peegee Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

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Description

Peegee hydrangea is a large shrub or small tree from Asia that is best grown in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.  It is a vigorous grower and can reach up to 25 feet tall but can be pruned shorter to maintain a better shape.  It is one of the hardiest hydrangeas and tolerates urban conditions. Prune in late winter as blooms occur on current year growth. It can be browsed by deer.

The large creamy white flower panicles can be encouraged to grow even larger by pruning the shrub to 6- 10 stems. The weight of the flowers causes the stems to arch downward. Use as a specimen, hedge or in groupings.

Relatively pest and disease-free. Leaf spot, powdery mildew, scales, mites are possible

Quick ID Hints:

  • opposite serrate leaves, whorled at branch tips
  • large, cone-shaped inflorescence
  • stout stem, reddish-brown streaked with gray

Large upright shrub or small tree, deciduous, can grow to 10-20' high and wide although often under 10', semi-arching branches. 

best grown in organically rich, medium wet, well-drained soil in partial shade, salt tolerant, intolerant of hot, dry conditions, easy to transplant 

Rapid growth; somewhat coarsely textured; works well in mass or in a mixed shrub border, open woodland garden, as specimen, accent or in hedge; provides showy, late summer bloom when few others are in flower; no serious pest/disease problems; flowers on new wood so can be pruned in winter or early spring; largest inflorescences will occur on plant thinned to 5-10 primary branches.

More information on Hydrangea paniculata.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#white flowers#deciduous shrub#mass planting#hedges#dried flowers#long-lasting flowers#deer damage#large flowers#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Dry capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    6-8 inch long cone-shaped panicles of many creamy white mostly sterile flowers that may become pink-tinged. Blooms mid-summer to fall. Individual flowers have 4 petals. Can reach 12-18" long, 6-12" wide at base. White changing to purplish pink, almost all are sterile, yellowish white, showy, each with 4-5 normally toothed sepals, strong scent.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-6 inch long and 1-3 inch wide oval to ovate medium green leaves have serrated margins. They are whorled towards the leaf tip. Undersides have hairs. Opposite, whorled at branch tips, simple, 3-6" long, half as wide, ovate or elliptical, serrate margins, acuminate tip, dark green and slightly pubescent above, bristly on veins below, 1" long petiole.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Shredding
    Bark Description:
    Gray-brown bark shreds when mature
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stout stems are reddish-brown with gray streaks, older bark often peels. Buds imbricate, globose, brownish in color, sometimes twisted looking.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution