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Oak Leaf - Hydrangea


Deciduous Sun / Part Shade

Hydrangea quercifolia                           Ht. 6-7 Spread 6-8

hi-DRAN-ja kwer-si-FOAL-ee-a               Spacing 3-4

HABIT: Good-looking, coarse-textured foliage that has excellent orange to reddish-purple fall color. Showy white flowers in late spring to early summer. The bare stems are even attractive in winter. Native to Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida.

CULTURE: Easy to grow but likes well prepared, well drained beds best.

USES: Great understory plants. Interesting texture, spring and fall color. Accent plant.


NOTES: More deciduous shrubs should be used in general, but this is one of the best.

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