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NC Native Plant Society:
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Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Scientific Name:

Hydrangea quercifolia

Genus:

Hydrangea

Species Epithet:

quercifolia

Common Name:

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Habitat Description:

Native in hammocks, moist forests, also in disturbed areas, thickets, or forests adjacent to urban or suburban areas. SE native.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Large panicles with numerous showy sterile flowers

Garden in Orange County, NC

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Beautiful Fall color

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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