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Hydrangeas – Oakleaf Hydrangea

  • Oakleaf hydrangea 

Botanical name: hydrangea quercifolia 

Average Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft in height and in spread

Hardy zone: Zones 5 – 9

Bloom Time: Summer, fall 

Flower Color: White, cream, pink, purple, red

Foliage Color: Green 

Growth Rate: Between 1-2 ft a year 

Pruning needs: Deadhead withered flowers after flowering

Landscape Use: Backdrop to smaller shrubs, a component of a mixed border 

Light Needs: Very shade tolerant, requires 3 – 4 hours of sun a day 

Fertilizing needs: Fertilizer is only needed if your oakleaf hydrangea is planted in alkaline soil. If this is the case for your hydrangea, you can use a 10-10-10 granular once in the spring and once in the summer

Special Feature: Strong, sturdy stems to hold large flower clusters above the foliage 
Water Needs: Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy

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