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Oak-Leaf Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea quercifolia Bartram
Synonym:
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Oak-Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea  quercifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-22, 31-43
USDA: 5-9

Frost Tolerance: Flowers get damaged below -10 F (-23 C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix, and other hot climates

Sun Exposure: Light shade to sun

Origin: North America

Growth Habits: Deciduous mound forming shrub, up to 6 feet tall (2 m)

Watering Needs: The soil should be constantly moist and well drained.

Propagation: Cuttings


The Oak-Leaf Hydrangea has leaves turning red in the fall, and an attractive peeling bark all the winter. It can be used in a variety of garden locations.
The name quercifolia comes from the Latin for "oak leave".

Cultural Practices:
Needs acid soil, away from bright sunlight. Check for bugs and diseases regularly. Prune minimally in late winter or early spring.

Blooming Habits:
The large flowers in the flowerhead are sterile, while the tiny intermixed flowers are fertile. This hydrangea flowers from late spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:


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