This beautiful Pee Gee Hydrangea is a very cold hardy native of Russia, China, & Japan. It has a fast growth rate and can be allowed to bush out into a multi-branched shrub, or trained into a single-trunked tree.
This classic Hydrangea from the 1820s does well as a “street tree” or in urban areas & has been a long-time cherished favorite Hydrangea of many.
From July to September, Pee Gee Hydrangea is covered in huge balls of flowers that measure from 6-8 inches all the way up to 18 inches. The branches can often be seen arching & drooping under the weight of the immense, showy blooms.
The flowers start out white & turn to a lovely pink as the season progresses. They are wonderful for floral arrangements both freshly cut & dried. The dried heads will remain on the plant throughout the winter, as if frozen in time, adding interest year-round.
Name: Pee Gee Hydrangea Other Common Names: Peegee Hydrangea / Panicle Hydrangea Scientific Name: Hydrangea Paniculata Color: White & Pink Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Bloom Time: Summer - Fall Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9 Plant Height: 15 – 25’ Plant Spacing: 8 – 16’ Light Requirements: Sun – Part Shade Soil & Water Preferences: Average