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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'

Oakleaf Hydrangea /

Super compact oakleaf hydrangea that flowers for a lengthy period in late spring and summer. The flowers mature to a rosy pink as the summer changes into fall. About that time, the foliage begins to turn a breathtaking mixture of bronze, crimson and purple. Cinnamon colored, exfoliating bark remains attractive all winter long. This is truly a versatile shrub in a size thst's just right for today's urban gardens. Outstanding year round interest.



  • Great cover for birds and other critters
  • Beautiful wine to burgundy foliage in the fall
  • Perfect bloom for dried arrangements
  • Grows well in full sun to nearly full shade
  • Huge bloom makes for a spectacular summer show
  • Pest free and easy to grow

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in average to medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade although it is quite adaptable to different soil types except for very dry. Tolerates more sun the northern part of it’s range. 

4-5 Feet


4-5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Native Range

From the northeast coast south to Georgia and west to the plains states and Texas

Native Trivia

Providing high quality cover by mimicking the many layers of natural plant communities will support increased wildlife diversity in your landscape. Using layers of plants from tall to small will allow your yard to teem with activity.

"The large leaves of this plant offer cover and protection for myself and my songbird friends!"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
  • Medium to Tall Shrubs
  • Small Shrubs
  • Filtered Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Sun
  • Well-drained
  • Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
  • Average
  • Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
  • Beneficial insects
  • Mammals
  • Songbirds
Bloom Time
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer
Critter Resistance
  • Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
  • Wet Sun
Foliage Color
  • Green
  • Accent
  • Border
  • Cut or dried flower
  • Erosion control
  • Hedge, screen
  • Mass plant
  • Naturalizes
Native to
  • Alabama
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee