hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea)


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  • cone-shaped mass of loosely packed, white florets fades to pink
  • flower heads will fade to brown and persist through the winter
  • dull green oakleaf-shaped leaves turn purple in the fall
  • twig and branch bark exfoliates, providing winter interest
  • suckers infrequently, becoming mounded in habit
  • bloom time: june to july
  • zone 5 
  • height 150-175cm
  • spread 150-175cm
  • colour white
  • all hydrangea naturally undergo some colour change to their flowers as they age
  • adjusting the pH balance of the soil can change the flower colour from pink to blue in some cultivars
  • most cultivars thrive in full sun to partial shade as long as they have adequate moisture and a rich, well-drained soil
  • full sun, partial sun/shade 
  • long blooming
  • heat tolerant
  • low maintenance
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)