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Hydrangea quercifolia

Oak-leaf hydrangea

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height1.2m to 2.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oak-leaf hydrangea). This species is a good flowering shrub. The flowering panicles are large and showy and will appear in the spring. The clusters will age to a soft rose-pink. The leaves are large soft and medium green in colour. The stems are rusty-brown in colour and are pretty even when the shrub is dormant. You should plant in an average soil in the spring and water regularly until established.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, hedging, border. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer sun or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well-drained soil. They will require more shade in dry areas; provide shelter from cold, drying winds. Some hydrangeas become chloritic in shallow chalk soil.

Propagation

Propogate by softwood cuttings in summer or seeds in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus and aphids, scale insects and red spider mites.

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