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1/26/2010

50 Natives: Georgia – Hydrangea Quercifolia – Oak Leaf Hydrangea

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1. Oak-leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), 2. Hydrangea quercifolia touched by frost, 3. oakleaf hydrangea, 4. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Applause’-Le Jardin des Prés_ photo.Pèp. Minier (42), 5. 5750 – Hydrangea Leaves, 6. Oakleaf Hydrangea Flower Cluster – Macro

Native to Georgia and the Southeast US, Hydrangea quercifolia grows best in a woodland situation on alkaline soils. It is partial to almost full shade. It grows in mixed hardwood forests, along streams and on forested hillsides, usually on calcareous soils, and often where limestone is at the ground surface. Hydrangea quercifolia is an understory shrub, often in the shade of large oaks, hickories, magnolias and American beech.
‘Snowflake’ is one of the most spectacular varieties with enormous 15 in. long white panicles that can extend upward, outward or pendulously. The heaves are coarse textured, leathery and oak like. It burnishes deep burgundy in the fall and holds its handsome leaves well into December. The unique, two-toned double flowered effect is created when numerous tiered sepals first emerge white, while older ones below develop dark dusty pink shades with age.

Showcase it in a favored location and use the flowers fresh or dry for attractive arrangements.

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