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Munchkin Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea - 3 Gallon Pot
Released by the U.S. National Arboretum, 'Munchkin' is a handsome dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea the Arboretum reports has grown to only 3 feet tall and 4.5 feet wide at 9 years of age, which is smaller than other dwarfs on the market, including both Pee Wee and Sikes Dwarf, of which it was a chance seedling. Get all the details below!

Munchkin Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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1 $59.97
2+ $55.77

'Munchkin' Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone   

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Hydrangea variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know that it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and place back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Released by the U.S. National Arboretum, 'Munchkin' is a handsome dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea the Arboretum reports has grown to only 3 feet tall and 4.5 feet wide at 9 years of age, which is smaller than other dwarfs on the market, including both Pee Wee and Sikes Dwarf, of which it was a chance seedling. During summer, abundant 6-inch long flower clusters start out white and fade to pink and finally to red as they age. Another outstanding feature is the handsome dark green foliage which turns mahogany in fall.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a mound to only 3 to 3.5 feet tall and 5 to 5.5 feet wide, the Munchkin Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is an excellent selection for smaller garden spaces where larger oakleaf hydrangeas just won't fit. It is ideal for use as an accent or specimen, in groupings or mass plantings, or as a low, natural hedge in landscape and flowering shrub borders or home foundation plantings. Its smaller size makes it perfect for use in pots, planters and other containers of 14 inches or more in rim diameter. Right at home in the partially shaded woodland border or cottage and cut flower gardens. Will handle full sun in zone 5 and 6. Also a nice addition to white or pink color themed gardens and tropical-look gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  3 feet apart for hedge;  8 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Munchkin Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil with average fertility, preferring a soil rich in organic matter. Sun exposure will depend on your location. Plants will grow in full sun to part shade in northern zones 5 and 6, and shade to part shade (morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun) in zones 7 and further south. For best flowering, we suggest 6 hours of direct sun light per day.  As with so many other ornamental plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil is problematic. Highly resistant to pests and diseases.

Note:  Munchkin Dwarf is a Hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf) species that produces its flowers from buds that formed on "old wood" (during the previous year). Oakleaf hydrangeas typically require little to no pruning. They are best left alone. That said they can be pruned to remove a stray branch or to reduce size. 

For proper pruning time and techniques on various types of Hydrangea see:  How To Prune Various Types Of Hydrangea 



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Oakleaf Hydrangeas.






Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone   
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  3-3.5'
Width at Maturity: 5-5.5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding, Rounded
Flower Color:  White fading to spink and then red
Flower Size:  Large - up to 6-8" inches long
Flowering Period:  Summer, Fall
Flower Type:  Single clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green shades to Mahogany in Fall
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Sun or Part Shade (morning sun with afternoon shade or all day filtered sun in the South)
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Disease, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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