Some improvements make this Oakleaf Hydrangea significantly better. Its upright habit is useful in small spaces; its rich green leaves take full sun and its large, white, well-filled flower heads are held on rigid stems and do not droop after rain. Blooms on old wood.
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone.
For more information on Hydrangea care, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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BILL.I.AM from Arlington, VA
Not small, but tidy and compact even compared to other 'dwarf' cultivars that are perhaps shorter, but much wider. This remains the standard, and can be used in more formal settings than any other form of oakleaf hydrangea. A classic!
Gwen from Victoria, Australia
I never hesitate to recommend this plant as unlike the macrophylla it is a survivor. It adds all year round interest, with its beautiful leaf shape to its lovely large flower heads and its vibrant autumn colour. What a winner.
Grace from Michigan
This is my favorite Hydrangea. I've grown this before in the south now I'm giving it a shot in Michigan. I'm anxious to see how it does in a cooler climate. The year round color is beautiful. It can grow pretty large. I bought these to plant along my fence in my backyard. The flowers have a really nice fragrance and turn pink in the fall. Easy to grow and easy to love.
Rose from New Jersey
I planted these Snow Queen hydrangea this April. When they arrived, they were about 12-16 inches tall. It is now August and they are flourishing and over 2 feet. The oak leaf is impressive, though I've only gotten a couple of flowers thus far which is OK as I didn't expect any this first year. These have a starring role in my front yard along one side and I'm looking forward to next Spring and the debut of the lovely white flowers.
Growing H. quercifolia
Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.
Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.
Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea quercifolia blooms on new wood.
Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.
End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.
Calendar of Care
Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.
Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.
Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.
Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.
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