Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea, Oak Leaf

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot


Plant Description

Growing wild in moist shady places from Georgia to Mississippi, oakleaf hydrangeas are a great shrub for your landscape. Becoming 4 to 8 feet tall and equally as wide, this shrub 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 oakleaf 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