Oakleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’)
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Genus:  Hydrangea
This cultivar has large flowerheads of intricate double blossoms layered on top of one another. It is as notable for its distinct, deeply lobed leaves as for its reliably showy, creamy blooms. The foliage produces outstanding fall color, and the flowers take on purplish-pink hues as they dry. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Beautiful double flowers. This exceptional shrub is native to the southeastern U.S., where it is found growing along stream banks. It is equally stunning in a mixed border or woodland setting. 
Care:  'Snowflake' will adapt to full sun if provided with adequate moisture. It needs little pruning.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems:  Gray mold, slugs, powdery mildew, rust, ringspot virus, leaf spots.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Interesting Bark,
Native,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Dried Flower,
Naturalizing,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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