Oak-leaved hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Flake'

Oak-leaved hydrangea - Hydrangea quercifolia  'Snow Flake'

Common Name: Oak-leaved hydrangea
Genus: Hydrangea
Species: quercifolia
Cultivar: 'Snow Flake'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies; the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements

Arching clusters of long-lasting double white flowers from July to September pink-tinged with age and deeply lobed mid-green leaves. This deciduous oak-leaved hydrangea is later-flowering than other varieties. With magnificent bronze-purple autumn foliage it makes an eye-catching specimen plant for a partly shady border with moist, well-drained soil.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where necessary remove misplaced or diseased shoots in spring.

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