Hydrangea quercifolia/Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia / Hydrangea quercifolia
Oakleaf hydrangea blooming in a naturalistic setting
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Oakleaf hydrangea blooming in a naturalistic setting

Flowers that have turned brown in mid to late summer

Inflorescence in full bloom

Large specimen in late summer after flowers have faded and turned brown

Example of a large shrub in full bloom

In foundation planting

Oakleaf hydrangea growing as an understory shrub to pine

A late summer scene showing dried flower heads, probably for one of the several double-flowering selections

Dried flower heads make excellent materials for dried holiday arrangements

Large border planting at Birmingham Botanical Garden in August

In a woodland garden in Arkansas

In a residental landscape

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Scientific Name: Hydrangea quercifolia
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has distinctive, deeply lobed, oak-like leaves that turn reddish in fall. Prune after flowering and mulch roots in colder climates.