Hydrangea quercifolia - Oakleaf Hydrangea
A multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that grows 4-6’ tall easily in organically rich soil, medium moisture in full sun to part shade. A summer mulch helps retain moisture in the soil. Bloom occurs on old wood so prune sparingly and if at all immediately after blooming or if damaged during winter prune in early spring. Protect in winter in Zone 5 by wrapping with burlap or mulching. If they get too much damage in winter it may destroy blooms for the coming year. Oakleaf Hydrangea is appreciated as a specimen in locations near a home or patio.
Sun, to Semi-Shade, Rich Medium Moist Soil, Late Spring-Early Summer, 6-8’ Tall, Zones 5-9