PeeGee and Extreme Heat?
Please don't hammer me for asking a question that has been asked many times - I searched and saw a lot of responses that PeeGees will do ok in direct, full sun - but what about intense sun with heat (105 degrees)?
I have a spot in my yard that I want to plant a compact tree (10 to 15 ft high and wide) and preferably one that flowers. My research indicates that the PeeGee *might* be a good candidate. My hesitation comes from the fact that where I want to plant it will have no shade. Here in Boise it can get to 105+ degrees in July and August and it is sunny EVERY day (no clouds) during that time. It never rains (and humidity is ~10%), but I can water as much as is needed. One good thing is that it cools to the 60s at night and that intense heat only lasts for 4 to 6 weeks, but for those 4 to 6 weeks the sunlight is VERY intense. My fruit trees and grapes love the sun, heat, and bone-dry air - but that doesn't sound real hospitable for hydrangeas...
I don't want to plant a PeeGee only to have brown flowers all summer. I'd really like get this plant, but please tell me if it is not a good idea... Thanks!