Pee Gee hydrangea is a nickname or shortcut moniker for the flowering shrub known botanically as Hydrangea paniculata Grandiflora. It produces large, snow-white flower heads in the middle to late summer and even into fall in warmer climes. The flower heads age to a pinkish hue over time and can persist on the shrub after the leaves have dropped or died back. You can conduct light pruning throughout the growing season; once a year you should undertake a more severe pruning to create new branch growth capable of producing flowers.
It may be grown as a single-stemmed tree specimen or as a multi-stemmed shrub. Noteworthy Characteristics Flowers are good for cutting and drying. These shrubs may be used for hedging. Care Grow in moist, but well-drained soil, in sun to partial shade. Propagation Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter. Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to our complete plant guide as well as our entire collection of articles and videos.
How to Grow & Train Flowering Hydrangea Shrubs into Tree Hydrangeas.
What is a tree hydrangea? It is a type of flowering plant called Hydrangea paniculata that can grow to look like a small tree or large shrub. Tree hydrangeas generally branch fairly low to the ground and often have multiple trunks. Read on for tree hydrangea information.
Tree hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata is a quick-growing upright shrub with a coarse texture. Unlike more bushy hydrangeas, these plants provide later summer blooms when few other bushes are in bloom. They are popular landscape plants for massing or grouping in mixed shrub borders or woodland gardens.