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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' (Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Snow Queen', Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea'


Noted for its distinct, boldly lobed leaves and very showy blooms, award-winner Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' is a deciduous shrub which provides a long season of interest. Named after the shape of its beautiful leaves, this Oakleaf Hydrangea features dense, conical flower heads, up to 8 in. (20 cm), packed with large, white ray florets taking on delightful pink tinges as fall approaches. The blossoms are not excessively large, and they remain upright. In the fall, the foliage of deeply lobed, oak-like leaves, turns bronze-purple to red. A fabulous Hydrangea to be used as a garden focal point or combined with other shrubs or perennials.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and Gold Medal Award of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-6 ft tall (120-180 cm) and 6-8 ft. across (180-240 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.
  • 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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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