'Little Honey' oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' Photo/Illustration: Reggie Milette 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Little Honey' oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey') Genus: Hydrangea Oakleaf hydrangeas are already one of my favorite shrubs: They are tough and reliable; have great foliage, flowers, and fall color; and provide stems of dried flowers in winter. Just when I thought they could not get any better, chartreuse-foliaged ‘Little Honey’ came along. Creamy white flowers appear in summer, then dry on the plant for months of show. ‘Little Honey’ rarely requires pruning, besides some thinning or shaping. To brighten the shade even more, plant hot pink or orange flowers and bright purple-foliaged tropicals nearby. -Irvin Etienne, Fine Gardening #147 (October 2012), page 72 Noteworthy Characteristics: Bright foliage, touch plant, and amazing fall color. Also needs little pruning. Care: Happiest in partial shade, 'Little Honey' will tolerate some sun. Give it moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter. Problems: Leaf-spotting fungal disease may strike, but is very much non-threatening. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Summer Flower Color White Flower Foliage Color Chartreuse Uses Beds and Borders, Color, Cut Flower, Foliage, Hedge, Low-Maintenance Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Shrubs Related Plants to Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'F. J. Grootendorst' View the discussion thread.