Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hydrangea quercifolia
  • Common name: Hydrangea
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2m

Spread: 2.5m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Flowers

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A medium-size of North American shrub, Hydrangea quercifolia has large and deeply lobed leaves similar to those of American oak, which mature from dark green to various shades of bronze, orange and reddish-purple in autumn. The flowerheads are large with numerous sterile, star-shaped florets. It's a striking plant for a mixed or shrub border. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Hydrangea quercifolia in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plants need shelter while young.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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