Hydrangea quercifolia, the Oakleaf Hydrangea, is a really good-looking and versatile deciduous shrub that gives a spectacular present all 12 months spherical. Named after the form of its stunning leaves, it produces a profusion of magnificent panicles of creamy-white flowers as much as 30 cm, in late spring and early summer season. The elongated flower clusters final between 3-Four weeks and regularly flip pink as autumn approaches. As soon as autumn hits the oak-like leaves take centre stage, turning bronze, burgundy or crimson, making this flowering shrub one of the engaging options of the autumn backyard.

With a number of excellent cultivars in the marketplace resembling Hydrangea quercifoliaPee Wee’ and ‘Snowflake’, Oakleaf Hydrangeas are an excellent candidate for mass planting, hedges, combined shrubs borders, as a backdrop or accent plant.

A implausible woodland plant that thrives partially shade Hydrangea quercifolia  tolerates some sizzling solar and dry situations. They develop to roughly 1.5 metres in top and width, performing greatest in fertile, effectively drained soils.

These stunning Hydrangeas added the proper final touch to our Balwyn backyard design and are actually a plant that we are going to proceed to make use of for future panorama design tasks.

Oakleaf Hydrangea featured in Ian Barker Gardens, Garden Notebook edition 28. Garden Design