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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
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

flower clusters & leaves

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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-06-14flower clusters & leaves
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Location: Potomac MDDate: 2018-07-07
By sulurph
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-08-08
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By Legalily
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-06-20shrub in bloom
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-02-04mature shrub in winter
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-02-04winter stems and branches
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Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
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Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: At a local nursery
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 19, 2019 4:51 PM

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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