Dwarf Hydrangea Pee Wee is a short (3-4 ft.) version of our native Oakleaf Hydrangea. Pee Wee offers white flowers that fade to pink and foliage that goes from green to reddish brown in the fall towards winter months.
This recent dwarf hybrid of our very tall native hydrangea, The Oakleaf Hydrangea is useful in more and more gardens with limited space. Its a tough, dependable plant, that from reports does well in partial shade to full shade. Also, Pee Wee seems to need less moisture than the mopheads. Also, the leaves color beautifully in fall.
About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with: H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.) H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support. H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight. Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Oak Leaf Hydrangea Pee Wee
Hydrangea quercifolia Pee Wee
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Early to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Green shrub that produces 5" long oak-like leaves.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Winter Interest, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers
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