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Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia


Height - 6 feet

Width - 6 feet


Part to full shade

Plant Type

Adapted shrub

Other common names

Oakleaf Hydrangea
'Snow Queen'


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Save Water   Medium water required
More Color   White flowers in spring; red to purple foliage in fall
Attract Wildlife   Serves as a shelter for birds and other wildlife
Reduce Maintenance   Cut back spent flower spires/dead wood in fall
Texas Tough    May need extra shade, but grows well in our hot climate

Interesting Facts

Beautiful spires of snowy white flowers emerge in late spring.  These flowers can remain on the plant through summer and into early fall.  As the flowers age, they take on a pinkish tint, sometimes even fading to a maroon color.  Foliage turns a bright red to purple in the fall, making this plant a multi-seasonal focal point.  Leaves themselves are a unique shape (similar to oak trees), and provide a very interesting texture in the landscape.  Many resources recommend against planting oakleaf hydrangea under a tree, since the tree will fight the shrub for nutrients in the soil, and both the tree and the shrub will suffer.

Oakleaf Hydrangeas in Frisco

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