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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'

Phonetic Spelling
hy-DRAN-jee-ah kwer-sih-FOH-lee-ah
Description

Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Pee Wee' is an erect rounded decidous shrub with showy white flowers that appear in early to mid-summer.  As the flowers age they fade to pink.  This is a smaller cultivar reaching a height of 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide at maturity. Its leaves are also smaller than other Oakleaved Hydrangeas.  Plant 'Pee Wee' in the full sun to partial shade in moist well-drained soil.  Mulch this plant in the summer to conserve soil moisture.  

Like all hydrangeas, it needs to be pruned immediately after flowering as flower buds are produced on second year wood.  Flower buds can be killed by harsh winter temperatures.  Plant it as a specimen plant near a patio or entry way.  It works well in small groups, in shrub borders, as an informal hedge, or in a woodland or winter themed garden.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems and resistant to many leaf diseases that plague other hydrangeas.  Aphids and spider mites are occasional insect pests.  Leaf blight and powdery mildew occasional disease problems. 

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#showy flowers#specimen#white flowers#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#accent plant#mass planting#hedges#foundation planting#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers#small group plantings#compact habit#patio planting#fall color red#fall color bronze#fall color purple#shrub borders#woodland garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#specimen#white flowers#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#accent plant#mass planting#hedges#foundation planting#mid-summer flowers#early summer flowers#small group plantings#compact habit#patio planting#fall color red#fall color bronze#fall color purple#shrub borders#woodland garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrangea
    Species:
    quercifolia
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Maintenance:
    Low
    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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Showy white mostly sterile 4 petaled flowers in pyramid panicles appear from June-July
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Smaller leaves than the other oak leaf hydrangeas reaching 5" long. Deep green turning, bronze, purple,or red in the fall.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Exfoliating bark reveals brown color underneath that brings winter interest to the landscape.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen