Oak-Leaf Hydrangea

Conical clusters of 4-12 inch long pure white flowers adorn this 6-8 foot tall shrub in a lengthy late spring to summer bloom. Flowers slowly age to pink and then brown, and are quite attractive in dried arrangements. Distinctive oak-like deep green leaves turn attractive shades of bronze, crimson and purple in fall. Exfoliating bark provides winter interest. A handsome and versatile native American shrub with outstanding year round ornamental interest.

Best grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Mulch over root zone in summer can help provide somewhat constant moisture. This is much more easily achieved with afternoon shade. Full summer sun may cause leaf scorch.