PURE WHITE, PYRAMIDAL SHAPED FLOWERS CLUSTERS
- From spring to summer, you'll be seeing white cone shaped, showy flower clusters
- Large, dark green oak-tree-like leaves contrast nicely to the flowers
- In the fall, leaves will transition into hues of orange, purple and red before falling for the season
- After the leaves fall, the cinnamon colored, exfoliating bark is exposed
- Attracts pollinators
- Best when planted as a woodland border, in a mass planting or in a container
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- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 4-8' tall
- Mature Width: 4-8' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 4-8' apart
Why plant Oakleaf Hydrangea?
A better, all-around, four-season plant would be hard to find. Oakleaf Hydrangea has it all! This exceptional Accent is loved by landscape designers for its fresh white summer flowers, its bold green leaves that turn burgundy in fall, and its chunky tan stems with papery, peeling bark. It is loved by wildlife, too! The masses of tiny flowers create a frenzy among honey bees, bumblebees, and those gentle bee-lookalikes, hoverflies. Songbirds may nest in Oakleaf Hydrangea’s branches, and in the fall and winter, they may return to feed on its seeds. Loved by all!
A true southern belle, Oakleaf Hydrangea is native only as far north as Tennessee; its range then extends southward to Louisiana and Florida. Most plentiful in Mississippi and Alabama, it is also the state wildflower of Alabama. Despite its southern roots, however, Oakleaf Hydrangea is surprisingly cold-hardy (it tolerates temperatures to 20 below zero), and so it has become popular in other parts of the country as well. Its many ornamental attributes have earned it a place in gardens of many regions and of many types, both formal and informal.
How to use Oakleaf Hydrangea in the landscape?
Oakleaf Hydrangea’s big, cone-shaped flower clusters are composed of two kinds of blooms—the sterile flowers are large and showy and only exist to catch the eye of pollinators, while the tiny, fertile flowers provide the nourishment that bees need. Many modern selections of Oakleaf Hydrangea feature mainly sterile flowers. What we offer here is the “unimproved” form, with lots of fertile blooms to feed the pollinators.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Oakleaf Hydrangea
Give Oakleaf Hydrangea a spot in the landscape where it will enjoy shade during the hottest part of the day. It will appreciate fertile soil that is rich in organic matter and well drained. Try to water it regularly in summer (weekly) if no rain falls; Oakleaf Hydrangea will tolerate somewhat dry conditions when established, but its foliage will be lusher with steady moisture. Young plants and those grown in the North may be shy about flowering. In any case, the handsome fall foliage is always a dependable feature. Leave the spent, papery brown flower heads for winter interest and then trim them off in early spring.
How To Water
When watering the Oakleaf Hydrangea you’ll want to check if the soil is dry first then, give a thorough watering. Avoid overwatering as the roots won’t take it easy!
How To Fertilize
In the spring, you’ll want to add our Elements Starter Plant Food in granular form for successful blooms.
How To Prune
The Oakleaf Hydrangea blooms on old wood, so you should be pruning in the late summer or early fall after flowers have been spent.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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