Facts about Pee Gee Hydrangea tree. "Scientific name for Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub Hydrangea paniculata" 'Grandiflora'. This is generally a flowering deciduous shrub. You can also here this species referred to as tree hydrangea’ or hydrangea tree’; as it can be pruned to have one trunk. It other terms, you can actually train it to be standard.
Characteristics of the Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub
Pee Gee Hydrangea grows to an average of 10 to 25 feet (3.04 to 7.62 meters) in height; the exact height or spread will depend entirely on the growing conditions and the pruning.
The Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub will bloom in mid-to-late summer. The Pee Gee Hydrangea large flower heads have white flowers that are actually sterile sepals, and thus they last longer. The flower heads will become pink and eventually turn or fade to brown or tan for the winter.
The Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub is indigenous to China and Japan.
The Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub will grow quite well in full sun light which also helps the plant to flower well. Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub grows even better in well-drained soil that is enriched by humus. Slightly acidic soil is most preferred for the growth of Pee Gee Hydrangea.
Growth rate of the Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub
The Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub has a fast growth rate and once established it takes approximately an average of 4 to 6 weeks. As I had stated earlier that the spread depends on the pruning and or the growing conditions, they can reach a spread of 15 feet (4.57 meters) if left un-pruned.
The foliage is simple, elliptic and sometimes in whorls. The foliage is dark green in color and can be 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 cm) long.
Uses for the Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub
When trained to become a tree, the Pee Gee Hydrangea can make fine specimen. In shrub form Hydrangea paniculata Grandiflora’ could be used in hedges.
The persistence of the flower heads and the time of bloom will give you a chance to have continual sequence of bloom. And you should start pruning the Pee Gee Hydrangea shrub early that its easily modeled to the desired shape in time.