Gallon $5.97 3 Gallon – $10.00 5 Gallon – $18.00
Hydrangea Oakleaf quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ is one of my favorite blooming shrubs due to its striking large panicle blooms. These hydrangeas provide year round color and interest. From the beautiful white blooms in spring with the large green leaves, to the pinkish bloom in summer/fall when the large leaves turn colors ranging from brilliant red to orange then burgundy. The winter show is interesting exfoliating bark. A fabulous shrub! Blooms May to July and is hardy in growing zones 5 – 9.
The Oakleaf Hydrangea is a deciduous shrub (looses it’s leaves during the winter). It grows to be around 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. They prefer partial shade to full sun. If grown in full sun, they do best when mulched and watered regularly. Oakleaf Hydrangeas need well draining soil as they don’t tolerate ‘wet feet’. I find the Oakleaf Hydrangea to be very hardy and seems to require less water than other types of hydrangeas.
I was busy all summer taking stem cuttings to stick in the propagation mist beds so we should have hundreds of Oakleaf Hydrangea rooted cuttings to pot up come spring. We also have second year Oakleaf Hydrangea plants in gallon containers available for spring. This is truly my favorite shrubs. Their blooms make beautiful bouquets for the house that last a long time. Dip the head of the hydrangea in water for 20 minutes to extend their beauty. To dry, leave them in the vase and let the water evaporate. The hydrangea blooms will dry at which time they can be made into striking arrangement lasting months. The dried blooms can be sprayed for added color or left the cream/pink color they turn as they dry. A fabulous way to extend your summer!