Golden Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey') in the Hydrangeas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP15,477
Parentage: TC sport of: Pee Wee

Fall/winter colors

Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 18, 2019 8:39 PM

My biggest customer in southeast Pennsylvania planted one probably about 2003 as a small plant in part-shade. It kept slowly growing until in 2017 to 2019 it is about 6 feet high and wider and not so little. It is brighter yellow in spring than later in summer or fall. I have not seen it turn red in the fall in this location, maybe too much shade. I do spray it with Liquid Fence because I have seen the deer eat it down twice without spray, not that they are always anxious for it.

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 7, 2018 11:47 AM

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' is a unique Oak Leaf Hydrangea with golden chartreuse colored leaves. It is a branch sport of Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'. It was discovered and patented (PP15477, 2005) by David Jarzynka of Olympia, WA. Although it will tolerate some sun, it's best in partial of filtered shade. Red autumn foliage.

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