Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ is a diminutive form of the native oakleaf hydrangea maturing at 4 feet high by 3 feet wide. Panicles of white flowers age to soft pink while the green leaves turn shades of bronze, maroon, and purple. The bark on older branches peels; in winter, the cinnamon inner layers are attractive. This plant needs well-drained, consistently moist soil and thrives in partially shaded locations. Unfortunately, this native shrub is on top of the dinner menu for rabbits and deer that find the stems particularly tasty in winter.
May - June, July - August
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant