What Is a Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea?


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The Pee Wee oakleaf hydrangea is a dwarf version of its cousin oakleaf hydrangea, a summer blooming perennial with white flowers that mature to an elegant pale pink and grow in panicles up to 12 inches long. The Pee Wee is ideal for the tight spaces of urban gardens, and although smaller, it provides the same appeal as the larger version.

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What Is a Pee Wee Oakleaf Hydrangea?
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Pee Wee oakleaf hydrangea has the added benefit that it is very easy to grow and care for. It can do well in either full sun or full shade as long as the soil is moist, nutrient rich and well-drained. The shrub is also very resistant to pests and diseases and has an advantage in urban gardens that may not be hospitable to more delicate perennials.

In the fall, the deep green leaves turn rich shades of bronze, burgundy and purple, making the plant an excellent choice for accents in any garden. The ostentatious flowers and the eye-catching colors of the foliage in the fall make for an impressive display when planted in a group. Added to this, they are excellent attractions for butterflies. The shrub is native to the South and thrives best there but can do well as far north as central Maine.

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