Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Amethyst') in the Hydrangeas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Other: start out white but quickly change to pink
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jul 30, 2012 1:38 AM

Not to be confused with the Mophead (Hydrangea macrophylla) with the same name. The height of approximately 6 feet is considered to be short/medium for an Oakleaf hydrangea. Foliage turns a beautiful red color in the fall. Prefers wet or consistently moist soil.

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