Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

dwarf oakleaf hydrangea

Deciduous Shrub

As a dwarf selection of Hydrangea quercifola, Munchkin oakleaf hydrangea is wonderful flowering shrub for small gardens, containers. It has large foliage; from summer to fall, panicles of bloom age from ivory to blush and finally to deeper shades of pinkish red. The oak leaf foliage puts on a wonderful display of fall color, usually red.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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


Size: 36 - 48 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance

Fall Color: Red Orange

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

Fruit Description: Bronze / Copper

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: mid-plane filler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos