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Oakleaf Hydrangea

Scientific Name

Hydrangea quercifolia

Origin

Native to southeastern U. S. mainly in Florida

Habitat

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.