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Hydrangea quercifolia

oak-leaved hydrangea

H. quercifolia is a spreading deciduous shrub with handsome, large, deeply lobed leaves turning red and purple in autumn. Flowers cream, in conical panicles with numerous large sterile florets

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Cream Green
Autumn Cream Bronze Purple
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
May cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour

Name status

Correct

Plant range
SE USA

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Can get aphids, capsid bug, glasshouse red spider mite and hydrangea scale

Diseases

Generally disease free

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