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