Hydrangea Quercifolia Plant. Prefers 3 to 6 hours of sunlight a day. Suckers infrequently, becoming mounded in habit.
Plant of the week #14: Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. Flowers cream, in conical panicles with numerous large sterile florets
Oakleaf hydrangea is one of the most useful native shrubs for the garden.
The peeling of older plants adds visual interest in the garden. It is native to bluffs, moist woods, ravines and stream banks from georgia to florida to louisiana. Native to the united states, hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea) is a very handsome and versatile deciduous shrub which provides a spectacular show all year round.
Twig and branch bark exfoliates, providing winter interest.
Tiny, dry seeds mature in the fall. It produces spires of showy white flowers in may to july, which gradually turn pink during the growing season. Tall and wide 12 type:
This makes the shrubs easier to grow and care for.
A pyramidal cluster of white blooms matures in the late spring and summer, turning purple with time. These flowers start off as white but may change to pale pink or purple over the course of a few months. Never sheds all of its foliage.
Hydrangea quercifolia 10 common name:
Quercifolia snowflake is much loved for the large double white flowers with a large cone shaped flowers with a pretty double row of petals. This is an old fashioned plant that is good for creating a cottage. Suckers infrequently, becoming mounded in habit.
Quercifolia is a spreading deciduous shrub with handsome, large, deeply lobed leaves turning red and purple in autumn.
Arborescens being the only other native we are aware of). Very upright and will reach 2m+. Plant of the week #14: