Peegee Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora') in the Hydrangeas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet (less frequently to 25 feet)
Plant Spread: 8 to 16 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Other: White, aging to pink and finally to tan or brown.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Pollution
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks award winner
Child plants: 2 child plants

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The ATP Top 50 Trees and ShrubsThe ATP Top 50 Trees and Shrubs
July 5, 2014

Let's open Trees and Shrubs week with a list of the most popular of these woody plants in our database. There are a lot of great plants in this list!

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Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-10Bronx bot garden
By skylark
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-08-09
By Patty
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Location: southwest MichiganDate: late summer in the 1980'sspecimen in yard in bloom
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Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-10Bronx bot garden
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Date: 2008-09-20Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
By vic
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2013-08-15Tree shaped
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Location: Local nurseryDate: 2015-09-13
By pirl
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Location: Local nurseryDate: 2015-09-13
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Location: Local nurseryDate: 2015-09-13
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Location: Local nurseryDate: 2015-09-13
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Location: Local nursery that prunes the poor plant all wrong!Date: 2015-09-13
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-11
By Patty
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Location: West Chicago, IllinoisDate: late summer in 1987maturing plant in parking lot island
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Location: West Chicago, IllinoisDate: late summer in 1987two flower clusters
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 31, 2019 12:32 PM

PeeGee is an old-fashioned cultivar that was introduced to the US in 1862 from Japan. Almost all of the florets are large and sterile, very few small fertile ones, and form a tight panicle cluster that begins as white, gets a pinkish tinge, then turns all purplish-pink, then turns brown. The cluster is sort of a rounded pyramidal in shape. The clusters are usually about 6 to 8 inches long, but can get to 12 to 18 inches long. The shrub develops sort of an arching form. Oftentimes, the flower clusters get big and pull the branches down. It needs lots of corrective pruning to keep it neater, in early spring, as it blooms on new wood. It has been commonly sold and planted in the Upper Midwestern USA, and less so in the South or Mid-Atlantic due to the huge popularity of the Bigleaf Hydrangea. I've never been fond of this cultivar. I think that 'Tardiva' and 'Pinky Winky' are better selections.

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