Native to southeastern U. S. mainly in Florida
Prefers full sun to partial shade in areas with fertile, acidic, well drained soils.
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.