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Hydrangea paniculata

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

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-September 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 the current season's growth. This very coarse textured plant can be challenging to use in most landscape designs.

Upright, spreading; irregular; semi-arching branches; becomes straggly with age; can be grown as a small tree.

TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems: Aphids and mites occasionally visit but are rarely a problem.  Some susceptibility to leaf spot, rust, mildew, bud blight, and bacterial wilt. It is susceptible to damage by deer and has brittle stems that are easily wind damaged.

More information on Hydrangea.

Cultivars:
  • 'Brussels Lace'
  • 'Floribunda'
  • 'Grandiflora'
  • 'Greenspire'
  • 'Limelight'
    more compact
  • 'Melody'
  • 'Pee Wee'
  • 'Silver dollar'
  • 'Tardiva'
  • 'Unique'
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#small tree#houseplant#drought tolerant#showy#woodland garden#interiorscape#hedge#urban#air pollution tolerant#playground#cpp#children's garden
Cultivars:
  • 'Brussels Lace'
  • 'Floribunda'
  • 'Grandiflora'
  • 'Greenspire'
  • 'Limelight'
    more compact
  • 'Melody'
  • 'Pee Wee'
  • 'Silver dollar'
  • 'Tardiva'
  • 'Unique'
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#small tree#houseplant#drought tolerant#showy#woodland garden#interiorscape#hedge#urban#air pollution tolerant#playground#cpp#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Japan
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • 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
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    6-8 in. pyramidal panicles of creamy white flowers in summer on new growth; fade to a pinkish rose; fertile and sterile flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple oval to ovate leaves; sometimes whorled; 3-6 in. long; dark green; green- to yellow-tinged fall color Hydrangea paniculata 'silver dollar' has yellow-green leaves in summer (instead of the usual just green leaves).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, sweating.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Hydrangin, a cyanogenic glycoside.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Leaves