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Oakleaf Hydrangea - 3 Gallon Pot
A magnificent flowering shrub and North American native plant, the Oakleaf Hydrangea is a very fast growing and easy-to-grow shrub. Over a long period from late spring during summer, large, oblong to cone-shape flower clusters up to 14 inches in length are produced in abundance. Get all the details below!

Oakleaf Hydrangea - 3 Gallon Pot

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Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 

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 the Oakleaf Hydrangea 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

A magnificent and fast-growing flowering shrub and easy-to-grow North American native plant, over long period from late spring during summer the Oakleaf Hydrangea produces an abundance of cone-shape flower clusters up to 14 inches in length. The flowers open white and fade to a pinkish-brown in fall. But what distinguishes this hydrangea from other species is its very large, oak leaf-shaped leaves that provide a tropical look in the garden. In fall, the deep green leaves turn handsome shades of purple, orange-bronze and red. Shedding bark provides winter interest in the garden as well. A very low-maintenance plant that deserves a spot in every American garden where it will grow. USDA Zones 5a to 9b

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a mound 6 to 9 feet tall and 6 to 9 feet wide, the Oakleaf Hydrangea is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as a warm season privacy hedge in landscape and flowering shrub borders. A nice accent or corner plant in home foundation plantings or against a large, windowless wall. Right at home in the partially shaded woodland border and a fine addition to Hydrangea gardens, white theme gardens, cottage gardens and cut flower gardens. 

Suggested Spacing:  6 feet apart for hedge;  12 feet or more apart space between plants

Cultural Preferences

The 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:  Oakleaf 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:  6-9'
Width at Maturity:  6-9'
Spacing:  6' apart for hedge;  12' or more apart space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Tall, Upright
Flower Color:  White fading to Pinkish Brown in Fall
Flower Size:  Large - 10 -14" long!
Flowering Period:  Summer & Fall
Flower Type:  Single in large, long clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green - Bronze, Orange and Red shades in fall
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part Shade (morning sun with afternoon shade or all day filtered sun)
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
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, Drought (when established in part shade), Heat, Humidity, Insect, Mildew

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