Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Pee Wee'

Hydrangea quercifolia

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: quercifolia (kwer-se-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pee Wee
» View all varieties of Hydrangeas
View this plant in a garden


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fremont, California

Lodi, California

Santa Barbara, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Marietta, Georgia

Waukegan, Illinois

Lebanon Junction, Kentucky

College Park, Maryland

Crofton, Maryland

Caldwell, New Jersey

East Hampton, New York

Greensboro, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Ashland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Inman, South Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Nacogdoches, Texas

Tyler, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

show all

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 28, 2011, HamptonsGardener from East Hampton, NY wrote:

Looks as good as larger varieties, but perfect for small spaces:

Here's a few pics:



On Oct 27, 2007, victorgardener from Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Had this plant for about six years or so. I was concerned last Fall when I removed a tree and they were suddenly in full sun. My fears turned out to be completely unfounded. They have thrived this year and are now about 4 1/2 - 5 ft tall and somewhat wider. They are in a well-drained site and received average water this year at best.

New foliage is very pretty (see my PF photo) and the Fall color ranges from a beep bronze to bright red, often with leaves on the same plant showing the range.

The long-lasting white panicles turn blush as the temps get cooler.

The winter form is very nice with the horizontal branching and some exfoliating bark. A real winner.


On Dec 5, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

In "Hydrangeas for American Gardens," by Michael A. Dirr (2004), it says that this is a compact shrub, 2' to 3' tall and wide with leaves and flowers more refined. Possible that this plant could grow to 3.5' to 4.5' tall and 6' wide.

Flowers are 4" to 5" long, somewhat broad-pyramidal, almost appearing 4-sided. Sepals are delicate, small, abundant, and almost hide the fertile flowers. Rose to red-purple fall color. Can suffer tip dieback in far northern gardens (Maine) during harsh winters.