Snow Queen Oak-leaved Hydrangea
Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Common Name: Snow Queen Oak-leaved Hydrangea
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Height: 4-6' Spread: 4-6' Habit/Form: Compact and mounded Growth Rate: Slow
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: Large, oakleaf-shaped dark green leaves turn a deep reddish-bronze in the fall. The 6-8 inch long, white, cone-shaped flowers appear in June and July and age to pink. The flower panicles are more upright throughout the season and denser than H. quercifolia. Older, cinnamon-colored bark peels in strips.
Uses in the Landscape: Use as single specimen or in groups, as a foundation planting or in mixed borders.
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