I'm hoping it will bounce back, but its not looking good. The second winter the entire top (grafted area) died back, which I cut off, and now there's new growth at the top just below the original graft. Read our Commitment to Diversity | Read our Privacy Statement. Peegee hydrangea is a large shrub or small tree from Asia that is best grown in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. From $110.00. The name "PeeGee" is adapted from the abbreviation of paniculata 'Grandiflora' (PG). It has upright, spreading, irregular, semi-arching branches; and is a … Can reach 12-18" long, 6-12" wide at base. Hydrangea Tree - Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' is the Most Common Hydrangea The Hydrangea, which is native to China and Japan, is the most common of the hydrangeas found in yards and gardens. The PG starts out white---and then turns the green that limelight is famous for. Part of the hydrangea paniculata taxonomy, the limelight hydrangea tree is one of the easiest hydrangeas to care for. (In the last 15 years, 'Limelight' has superseded it in popularity.) Deservedly popular, Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' or 'PeeGee' is a large, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with conical flower panicles, up to 18 in. It begins to bloom in July when the macrophylla begin to fade. In the trees defense, I have it in an area abutting the driveway and probably less than optimal conditions as the soil is probably too dry and admittedly I've been neglectful. Prune in late winter as blooms occur on current year growth. To dry, simply cut when the bloo... read morems have taken on the colors above and feel a bit "papery" to the touch, then arrange in a vase. On Mar 13, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote: A deciduous shrub commonly referred to as "peegee" in reference to its name, H. paniculata produces flowers in erect panicles 3-10" tall. No scent. On Jun 9, 2005, zzazzq from Jackson, MS (Zone 8b) wrote: Doesn't do well in central MS. Easy to grow from cuttings just stuck into the ground. It looks like it may have bud bligh... read moret and/or a sucker coming out of the trunk. I recommend allowing new wood to build from one year to the next---the long new stems that heavy pruning encourages tend to bow down to the ground under the weight of the big flower panicles at their ends. It is one of the hardiest hydrangeas … Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' - Peegee Hydrangea. ... Hydrangea paniculata: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring. This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: On May 28, 2015, Buddysbuddy from Dover, NH wrote: I have nothing but praise for this hydrangea tree! Opposite, whorled at branch tips, simple, 3-6" long, half as wide, ovate or elliptical, serrate margins, acuminate tip, dark green and slightly pubescent above, bristly on veins below, 1" long petiole. Unlike H. macrophylla, soil pH will not affect color of blooms. Central Phoenix -- I have an Aloe Christmas Carol, ... read more, I just found one upside down on our patio and put him ... read more, Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. We've trained this PeeGee Hydrangea to a single trunk for quick, upright growth. I do tree wrap all of my saplings each winter up to about 4 feet. I have added several PG hydrangeas to my garden so that I may use the blooms in dried arrangements. H. paniculata grandiflora or “Pee Gee Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata – Information and Care. Traditionally grown as a top-grafted standard. Family: Hydrangeaceae. Blooms on "old" wood. Full sun, but we found that her leaves take to looking as if she has a blight if she gets water on her leaves. I'm in zone 7B in Northern Virginia. Today I noticed that it is going to have a flower. On Apr 7, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote: This was for many decades the most popular cultivar of H. paniculata, a tough, easy, vigorous, fast-growing, adaptable species. I relocated from its current location to our summer property where the soil is amended sandy soil (we added black topsoil and top layer with composted man... read moreure each year) in full sun. Rapid growth; somewhat coarsely textured; works well in mass or in a mixed shrub border, open woodland garden, as specimen, accent or in hedge; provides showy, late summer bloom when few others are in flower; no serious pest/disease problems; flowers on new wood so can be pruned in winter or early spring; largest inflorescences will occur on plant thinned to 5-10 primary branches.