Oakleaf Hydrangea

Enjoy the beautiful Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly known as the Oakleaf Hydrangea, this time of year. Named for the leaf it sports, it resembles the leaf on an Oak tree. These flowers gracefully welcome you to the outdoors and are a great plant for semi shade areas. They do their best in morning sun and afternoon shade. Oakleaf hydrangea are native to our area and provide us with a stunning display of white flowers. The use of freshly cut or dried hydrangea floral displays are stunning inside the house.

Deer will eat this large shrub so be aware of where you plant it. They like an acid soil and can tolerate drought, but it may cause it not to flower. Expect this plant to get up to 6-7’ if left unpruned. Pruning is minimal for this plant, I rarely prune Oakleaf. In the fall you won’t be disappointed in the great foliage color.

The stunning Oakleaf plant pictured above is located at the Student Union on the Ole Miss campus.

Planting to grow,

Jeff

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