Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Deciduous Shrub

Oakleaf hyrdrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is 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: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 48 - 120 tall x 60 - 120 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: Reliable Fall Color, Mixed / Variable, Mutli-color, Red Orange

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

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Firewise

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos