SelecTree: Tree Detail

PEEGEE HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs ample water. Most often a 10-15 foot shrub. The name "PeeGee" is adapted from the abbreviation of paniculata 'Grandiflora' (PG).

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Oval, Dark Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink or White. Flowers in Summer or Fall.

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Light Green, Furrowed or Ridged.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 21; A2, A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids and Spider Mites, Powdery Mildew.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/hydrangea-paniculata-grandiflora >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.