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Hydrangea paniculata

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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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 has upright, spreading, irregular, semi-arching branches; and 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 and it can become straggly with age. This very coarse-textured plant can

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.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#deciduous#fall color#houseplant#drought tolerant#showy#interiorscape#urban#air pollution tolerant#playground#hedges#cpp#children's garden#urban conditions#woodland#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts Pollinators and small mammals use this plant for cover.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Wildlife Food Source
    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
    Horizontal
    Irregular
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    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
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    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:
    Spring
    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
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    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:
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution
    Urban Conditions
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    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