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Native alternative(s) for Hydrangea paniculata:
Hydrangea arborescens Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Syringa x persica Syringa x persica
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' PP #12874 Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Salvia rosmarinus Rosmarinus officinalis
Hydrangea paniculata has some common insect problems:
Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants
Mites Found on Flowers and Foliage
Hydrangea paniculata has some other problems:
White-Tailed Deer
Wind Damage

Peegee Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Peegee Hydrangea:

Phonetic Spelling
hy-DRAN-jee-ah pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Hydrangea Paniculata is most commonly a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub but can also be trained to grow as a small single-trunk tree.  It has upright, spreading, irregular, semi-arching branches; and is a very tough, dependable, rapidly growing, air pollution tolerant plant.  It is one of the most winter-hardy of the hydrangeas and thrives in urban conditions and is more drought tolerant than other hydrangeas.  Blossoms 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 new growth, not on the woody stems formed during the previous year. These hydrangeas are more tolerant of sun than other varieties but prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. They are shallow-rooted and will benefit from a 2-3″ layer of compost or mulch.

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.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Border Garden- Pathway Flower Bonanza Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Brussels Lace', 'Chantilly Lace', 'Floribunda', 'Grandiflora', 'Greenspire', 'Le Vasterival', 'Limelight', 'Melody', 'Pee Gee', 'Pee Wee', 'Phantom', 'Pinky Winky', 'Silver dollar', 'Tardiva', 'Unique'
Tags:
#arching#sun#deciduous#fall color#white flowers#pink flowers#partial sun#showy#green flowers#tree#cut flowers#salt tolerant#air pollution tolerant#playground#hedges#moist soil#cpp#well-drained soil#multistemmed#cascading#children's garden#rich soil#woodland#groups#cutting garden#pollinator plant#asian garden#dried arrangements#urban conditions tolerant#border
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Brussels Lace', 'Chantilly Lace', 'Floribunda', 'Grandiflora', 'Greenspire', 'Le Vasterival', 'Limelight', 'Melody', 'Pee Gee', 'Pee Wee', 'Phantom', 'Pinky Winky', 'Silver dollar', 'Tardiva', 'Unique'
Tags:
#arching#sun#deciduous#fall color#white flowers#pink flowers#partial sun#showy#green flowers#tree#cut flowers#salt tolerant#air pollution tolerant#playground#hedges#moist soil#cpp#well-drained soil#multistemmed#cascading#children's garden#rich soil#woodland#groups#cutting garden#pollinator plant#asian garden#dried arrangements#urban conditions tolerant#border
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and southern China, Japan, Sakhalin, Kuril Island
    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. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Cascading
    Erect
    Horizontal
    Irregular
    Multi-stemmed
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    dehiscent oval; does not attract wildlife
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    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:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Insignificant
    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:
    Opposite, simple oval to ovate leaves; sometimes whorled towards leaf tip; 3-6 in. long; dark green; green- to yellow-tinged fall color. Pubescent undersides especially near the veins, petiole up to 1" long.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Furrowed
    Shredding
    Bark Description:
    Grey-brown and shreds when mature, irregularly furrowed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution
    Salt
    Urban Conditions
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • 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