Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'
Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
White;pink (White panicles in late spring and early summer; pinkish and then brown panicles in the fall, persisting into the winter)
 Foliage:
Green (New growth is gray-green in the spring, becoming a deep green in the summer); Red-Violet (Handsome red to reddish-purple fall foliage)
 Fruit:
Brown (Capsule; not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
2-3 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
2-3 feet
 Soil:
Requires moist, well-drained soil; a layer of mulch is advisable to keep the roots cool
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (5" long) are opposite, simple, and deeply lobed, resembling large red oak leaves with a white tomentose below. Large leaf scars are triangular. 4-5" long upright flower clusters (panicles) of sterile showy flowers (sepals) outside tiny fertile non-showy flowers emerge in early summer. In the fall, the flowers turn a purplish pink and then brown, persisting into the winter. Cinnamon brown bark on older stems peels and exfoliates.

Additional Information

A unique plant with attractive flower panicles and coarse, handsome foliage. 'Pee Wee' is an excellent compact cultivar (up to 3' high and wide) that has smaller leaves and flower panicles than the species type. Tops (including flower buds formed in fall) can die back when winter temperatures go much below – 20 degrees F (often in Zone 6b and colder). Flowers form on previous season's growth. Thus, no flowers will appear in the years when the tops are killed. May be best used for foliage effect in cold areas. Not very drought tolerant. Spreads by stolons forming colonies, although 'Pee Wee' suckers less than the straight species. Unusually coarse texture makes this plant difficult to use in some combinations. Winter killed branches need removal.

23 Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' found

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Number Accession ID Location
12017_00310*AHCR
22017_00309*AHCR
32017_00328*BKRAN
42017_00104*AHCR
52017_00328*CKRAN
62017_00328*EKRAN
72017_00254*AHCR
82014_00012*BGRIS
92018_00563*AKCTR
102022_00309*AHORT
112022_00198*APMUC
122022_00198*BPMUC
132017_00311*AHCR
142017_00332*CKRAN
152017_00308*AHCR
162017_00103*AHCR
172018_00560*AKCTR
182017_00332*DKRAN
192017_00328*DKRAN
202017_00332*BKRAN
212017_00328*AKRAN
222017_00105*AHCR
232023_00462*AMRDS

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