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Oakleaf Hydrangea

Scientific Name

Hydrangea quercifolia


Native to southeastern U. S. mainly in Florida


Prefers full sun to partial shade in areas with fertile, acidic, well drained soils.

Growth Nature

A deciduous shrub that can reach heights of 6 to 10 ft.,  and a spread of 6 to 8 ft.  Sometimes described as a slow-growing but sprawling shrub.

Points of Interest

  • Valued in the landscape for it coarse texture and red colored leaves in      the fall.

  • Sometime referred to as the snowball bush, due to its large, white rounded flowers. Flowers are generally white to pink in color.

  • Flowers often used in cut or dried flower arrangements.

  • Can be used as a hedge.

  • The name “oakleaf” hydrangea comes from the shape of the leaves which are similar to some oak tree leaves in their shape.

  • Does not appear to be an invasive plant.