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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.

 

Benefits

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. 


Height
4-5 Feet

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Spread
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
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade
Sun
Soil
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
Uses
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