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PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Tree Form
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PeeGee Hydrangea brings pizzazz to your garden during the dog days of summer.  While other plants are losing their luster, this little Hydrangea tree looks fresh as a daisy, churning out clusters of spanking-white flowers for a solid six weeks (often more).  As the flowers age, they turn a dusky pink color and make lovely additions to fresh or dried flower arrangements.  If you really want to have some fun, you can even spray paint the dried flower heads!  singlespecimen PeeGee Hydrangea tree will fit nicely into the foundation plantings around your home, and a pair of trees may be planted to gracefully frame an entranceway or path.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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The Story

The Japanese PeeGee Hydrangea was introduced to the West by Philipp Franz von Siebold, a German physician and botanist working in Japan. Von Sieb old first saw the plant in 1829, but couldn’t make off with any samples, as he’d run afoul of Japanese law. He had acquired some top-secret maps of Japan, was accused of spying for Russia, and was expelled from the country. Thirty years later, he was allowed to return, and this time ‘PeeGee’ came with him. PeeGee is short for the plant’s scientific name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora.’

The Details

Not to be confused with "pina colada," but if you are serving those at your next patio party, tie this Pee Gee down or it may disappear. Enormous white flowers in the summer will transform before your eyes (even without a pina colada) to a bronze-pink in the fall. Normally grown as a shrub, this Tree Form will provide an outstanding specimen to your collection.

How to Grow

Tree Form Hydrangea is a fast growing plant that we produce to become a small Tree for your landscape. Hydrangea Pee Gee will benefit greatly from a spring and fall fertilizer program using Bower & Branch Fertilizer when applied accordingly. On the nursery this is one Tree that truly responds well to a regular fertilizer program. We recommend an early application each spring before bud break or at bud swelling and then repeated later in the season, preferably early Fall around Labor Day.

Pruning is the secret to having a great show of flowers each year. On the nursery we prune three times a season and then allow them to flower freely in July and August.

Prune 1 is pre-spring: We do this while the Tree is still dormant and we prune back the overall Tree by about 50% and we remove older branches where needed. This is the most important prune and will keep your Hydrangea Tree well behaved and with a good strong structure to hold the weight of the large blooms to come.

Prune 2 and 3: This is a simple shearing that again will keep the fast growing branches shorter in length until bloom. This first shearing is generally around Mother's Day and then we shear one more time around mid-June. This does delay flowering a bit but we prefer a strong tightly sheared Tree for flower support. These shears are preference only and are not required for success.

After shearing, numerous flowers will appear and begin to expand - leading to a fantastic and extended flowering time from July through the Fall.

Your first prune must be a hard prune for best results and have no fear - the Hydrangea Tree welcomes this prune and will respond well each year.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White
Flower Time Summer
Cary Award Winner Yes
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

5-6' Tall. Grown in our #15 Tree Container. Shipped with a large full head and good stem caliper. Immediate landscape impact. This one is a showstopper.

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PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Tree
PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Leaf
PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 136
PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 543
PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 752
PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 424
PeeGee Hydrangea- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 1128