General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • Hydrangea

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Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2010-06-14
flower clusters & leaves
Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2018-07-07
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-02-04
mature shrub in winter
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-02-04
winter stems and branches
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-08
Photo by Legalily
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-06-20
shrub in bloom

Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-07-26

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
Location: At a local nursery

Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-10-07

Date: 2013-10-07

Date: 2013-10-07
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-07-26
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-07-26
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-07-26
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2010-07-26

Date: 2013-10-07
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 19, 2019 4:51 PM concerning plant:
    Dr. Michael A. Dirr, the professor of ornamental horticulture who wrote the huge manual of "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants," discovered a vigorous seedling of the Oakleaf Hydrangea on the campus of the University of Georgia where he was teaching in the 1980's, and he propagated it to become a cultivar. He introduced it into commerce with the Georgia Plant Introduction Program. This cultivar is a larger selection that grows 8 to 15 feet high. Its leaves tend to be larger. Its flower clusters are large of about 10 to 14 inches long, that bear mostly outer showy infertile florets, but has some fertile florets in the inside. This is one of the most common cultivars sold.

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