Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Deciduous Shrub

A wonderful shrub that has so much going for it; large bold foliage, panicles of blooms start as ivory and then take on progressively deeper shades of pink as the seasons unfold, and it has great fall color. It's a keeper!

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 60 - 120 tall x 60 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Red Orange, Reliable Fall Color, Red

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Fruit Description: Bronze / Copper

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Once-a-Year Maintenance

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos