Oak Leaf Hydrangea


A medium-size of North American shrub, different from other hydrangeas and grown as much for its autumn leaf tints as for the loose pyramidal flower heads from mid-summer until well into autumn. The leaves are large and deeply lobed like those of an American oak, dark green until the autumn when they turn various shades of bronze, orange and reddish-purple.

The Oakleaf hydrangea is a dramatic, white-blooming shrub with four seasons of interest. It blooms best in areas where summers are somewhat hot, but it is winter hardy. A tremendous advantage of the Oakleaf is that it can thrive in much dryer locations than its cousins.

Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 – 9
Bloom Time: May – July
Height: 4 – 6′