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Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea      Latin Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'      Size: 3 (min) to 4 (max)
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I have an additional photo of this same exact plant in peak flower if youd like me to send it to you. The same goes for a Sikes Dwarf I have if youd like a photo of it in its peak.Thanks-Patrick
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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'
Maximum Height: 4 feet

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Category: Shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Hydrangea
species: quercifolia
Cultivar: 'Pee Wee'
Size: 3 (min) to 4 (max)
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Notes: Plant of the Week: November 25, 2012, 2012
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ – Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea

This week there were several plants that were in contention for the plant of the week. Itea virginica Henry’s Garnet’, Nandina ‘Firepower’ and even the Double Knockout Rose all were worthy plants for the plant that was most outstanding this week. Itea and Nandina were for their beautiful fall color and Double Red Knockout Rose for the great floral display this late into the season. The plant that caught my eye the most this week was Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’. The Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea showed outstanding fall color from a deep burgundy to wine-red. The fall color was superior to Sikes Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea and held its foliage much longer into the season.

Pee Wee Hydrangea is a compact form of Oakleaf Hydrangea growing only 3’ tall by 4 feet wide. The leaves are slightly smaller and seem to be a bit thicker. Flowers are creamy white, slightly smaller than most Oakleaf Hydrangea flowers. Fall color is a deep burgundy to wine-red. The compact habit makes Pee Wee a more useable form of Oakleaf Hydrangea for the home landscape.

Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea is also more drought tolerant as compared to other Oakleaf Hydrangea. I think this may be contributed to the slightly smaller, thicker foliage Pee Wee has. This opens up planting Pee Wee to more full sun possibilities. Oakleaf Hydrangea typically is planted in morning sun or part shade locations. Pee Wee will be able to tolerate more sun in the landscape therefore making it more adaptable to more locations. While Oakleafs require water when it is dry, planting in wet soil is a problem. Do not plant in soils that are soggy or wet. Another tip in successful planting of Oakleaf Hydrangea is to start with a healthy plant. Larger, well-branched specimens of Oakleaf Hydrangea will give you better results in successful establishment of the plants. Planted in groupings or as a specimen, Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea will give you multiple seasons of interest. In front landscapes, patios, perennial borders or even small hedges Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea is a fantastic plant for any landscape.

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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)6/10/2013 until 6/30/2013 See other plants that bloom at this time.
6/7/2011 until 6/30/2011 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' Oakleaf Hydrangea
Location: Cincinnati Zoo
Photo Credit: Melissa Benoit
Season: Sep 18
Picture of Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' Oakleaf Hydrangea
Location: Louisville, KY
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' Oakleaf Hydrangea
Age: planted 2003
Planted By: Kris Stone
Photo Credit: Kris Stone
Season: November 2010
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220 [Latitude: 39.142499200000000 Longitude: -84.506452266666700] Specimen: 460
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Location: Cincinnati Zoo
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: My Plant Collection [Latitude: 39.010031730000000 Longitude: -84.571262810000000] Specimen: 2657
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH [Latitude: 0.000000000000000 Longitude: 0.000000000000000] Specimen: 3112
Location: Gabriel's Place 3816 Reading Road Avondale OH [Latitude: 39.148372050000000 Longitude: -84.487823510000000] Specimen: 3167
Location: Chicago Botanical Garden [Latitude: 42.147876240000000 Longitude: -87.792561300000000] Specimen: 3679
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