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OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA Hydrangea quercifolia
The Oakleaf hydrangea is a beautiful , white-blooming , multi stemmed shrub. Indigenous to the southeastern US.
Has large, oakleaf shaped leaves, that are leathery & turn purple, red, orange and bronze in the fall.
It blooms best in areas where summers are somewhat hot, but it is more winter hardy than the mophead hydrangeas.. Has long blooming period.
It thrives in much dryer locations than other hydrangeas. Oakleaf hydrangeas thrive in sandy soil, where other hydrangeas struggle
Requires little pruning.
In the wild, these are understory plants- need afternoon shade in hotter areas. In colder areas, need less shade. Too much shade will affect fall colors not to be that intense.
Needs well draining soil and does not tolerate wet feet.
Does not need much attention at all
Named the state wildflower of Alabama
MATURE HEIGHT: 4 – 6 ft
SPREAD: 4 – 6 ft
COLD HARDINESS :Zone 5-9
Currently growing in 4.5" pots