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Cultural Details for Hydrangea quercifolia

Common Name:
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Growth Rate:
slow to medium

Average Mature Height:
3-6'

Average Mature Width:
3-6'

Flower Details:
Large, white, erect cone-shaped spikes, delicately perfumed, June-late July dried flowers persist into late winter

Fruit Details:
October persisting in winter through late March – tan or brown, 0.125"

Fall Color:
beautiful red leaves or variable orange, red to purple or brown

Bark Details:
red brown to salmon colored

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Very resistant to insects, occasional powdery mildew or leaf blight that is rarely serious, frequently suffers from sun scald

Native Habitat:
southern forests

Other Features:
branching upright multiple stems with deep green summer foliage, looks good all year because it retains its leaves well into Dec.

Culture and Care:
tolerates alkaline soil (6.1-8.5), likes loamy soil, very shade tolerant. sensitive to drought

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 49, Bed 184

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu