Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sike's Dwarf' (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)
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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sike's Dwarf' (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)

Sike's Dwarf Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Sike's Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea, Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Sike's Dwarf', Oak Leaf Hydrangea 'Sike's Dwarf'


Ideal for small gardens, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sike's Dwarf' (Oak Leaf Hydrangea) is a compact, well-rounded deciduous shrub noted for its showy foliage and cone-shaped flowers. Blooming in early to mid summer, this Oak Leaf Hydrangea boasts a profusion of large conical panicles, 4 in. long (10 cm), packed with white florets gradually turning pale pink as they mature. The lush foliage of deeply-lobed, oak-shaped, dark green leaves, turns attractive shades of bronze and purple as the nights grow cooler in the fall. Providing a long season of interest, Sike's Dwarf is a great hydrangea for small spaces.

  • Grows up to 36-48 in. tall and wide (90-120 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Great candidate for mass plantings, hedges, mixed shrub borders, as a backdrop or accent plant. Flowers are very attractive in dried arrangements
  • Since this hydrangea flowers on previous year's growth, it should be pruned shortly after flowering is complete.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, capsid bug, glasshouse red spider mite and hydrangea scale.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.
  • Hydrangea quercifolia species is native to the southeastern United States.
  • Foliage can aggravate skin allergies. Mild stomach upset possible if ingested.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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