The least formal hydrangea of them all — Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is an excellent deciduous shrub with a natural and informal appearance that works well as a border plant or a stand-alone specimen. It’s unique pyramidal blooms are made up of clusters of white flowers in the late spring and early summer. Its leaves can have beautiful shades of red, purple, gold, copper, and bronze in the fall. Oakleaf Hydrangea is native to the Southeastern United States, but it can be found across zones 5-9 and can handle full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soils and a 5 to 6.5 soil pH.

 

Oakleaf Hydrangea Flowerhead

 

 

Oakleaf Hydrangea Specimen naturally pruned
Oakleaf Hydrangea pruned and shaped
Flowerhead close-up
Fall color can be a range of colors from green, to gold, to bronze and copper.

 

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