Sikes Dwarf Oak-leaved Hydrangea
Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'
Common Name: Sikes Dwarf Oak-leaved Hydrangea
Height: 2-4' Spread: 2-4' Habit/Form: Compact and mounded Growth Rate: Slow to medium Zone: 5-9
Cultural Requirements: Thrives in moist, slightly acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil. Mulch is recommended for keeping roots cool and moist. Prefers sun to part shade. Flower buds can be damaged in extremely cold winters. Flowers on old wood and should be prune after flowering; remove winter-damaged stems as soon as leaves begin to emerge in spring. This hydrangea is a disease and insect free shrub.
Ornamental Characteristics: A smaller version of the oak-leaved hydrangea. The 4-inch beautiful white, cone-shaped flowers are more open and loose than the species and turn a reddish-pink as they mature. The handsome, foliage turns a purple-red in the fall.
Uses in the Landscape: A good choice for smaller gardens.
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