Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea, Oak Leaf

$ 14.95

Item #: 1117
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Growing wild in moist shady places from Georgia to Mississippi, Oak Leaf Hydrangea is a great shrub in cultivation. Becoming 4 to 8 feet tall and equally as wide, this Hydrangea forms large, coarse textured, unbranched mounds. Leaves look like huge soft oak leaves and turn deep shades of red and burgundy in the fall before falling off and exposing interesting cinnamon colored peeling bark. But in addition to fall and winter interest the early to mid summer flowers are attractive too. Eight inch by 5 inch clusters of flowers start white then fade to pinkish then brownish and they often persist, beige and papery, on into the fall. Give Oak Leaf Hydrangea good moisture retentive soil and preferably some shade. It is beautiful when planted in masses and especially when its fall colors contrast with other plants like grasses, Chokeberry, Fothergilla, and sunflowers.

 

Characteristics

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Shrub,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half, Mostly shady,

Soil Condition

Average, Organic,

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist,

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller,

Flower Color

White/whitish,

Pink, Mauve,

Bloom Time

Early summer,

Mid summer,

Typical Height

6ft

Spread

5ft

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

 

 

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