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Plant of the Week


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HYDRANGEA, OAK LEAF

Hydrangea quercifolia  (hi-DRAN-ja  kwer-si-FOAL-ee-a)

Deciduous - Sun / Part Shade

Height 6’-7’ Spread 6’-8’ 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.

PROBLEMS:  None.

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



 

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