Oak-leaved hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Oak-leaved hydrangea - Hydrangea quercifolia  'Snow Queen'

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

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, PinkFlowering Period: July to September

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

A fantastic hydrangea with bright green leaves shaped like giant oak leaves and large cones of white flowers in late summer. In autumn the leaves turn dramatic shades of coral pink and red and the flowers fade to pale pink then brown. A fabulous shrub that gives its best for most of the year. It's best in the middle of a partially shady border and associates beautifully with most other hydrangeas.

  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.


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