Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'

Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea

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Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea is a rounded dwarf deciduous shrub with deeply lobed oak-like leaves that brilliant bronze and maroon in fall, and rich brown exfoliating bark.  Its arching panicles bloom on old wood with mostly sterile double white flowers that fade to pink then brown in summer attracting butterflies.  Best bloom in partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soils. 

Hydrangea Quercifolia is a native Hydrangea that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.  The seeds are eaten by birds and small mammals, and the plant provides nesting for small birds.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

2.5' - 3’

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White/Pink

Season of Interest:  

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Mulch soil to maintain moisture and overwinter.  If pruning is needed do so after flowering. Slight susceptibility to bud blight, wilt, leaf spot, and mildew.  Aphids are occasional problems.   

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: HibiscusDeutziaHost

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Hydrangea quercifolia Pee Wee 9zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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