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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)

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Noted for its distinct, boldly lobed leaves and very showy blooms, award-winner Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ (Oak Leaf Hydrangea) is a deciduous shrub that provides a long season of interest. Named after the shape of its beautiful leaves, this Oak Leaf 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 the 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 the 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.

Hydrangea: Plant Care and Growing Guide


Hydrangea care: Cultivating these beautiful flowers requires attention and finesse to thrive. Here are some tips on how to plant and grow hydrangea successfully.

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 Hydrangeaceae
Genus Hydrangea
Common names Hydrangea, Oakleaf Hydrangea
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
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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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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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 Hydrangeaceae
Genus Hydrangea
Common names Hydrangea, Oakleaf Hydrangea
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
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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