Species - quercifolia

This species is a native of the USA, and is easily recognised by its large Oak-shaped leaves which often turn reddish in the autumn before they fall.  The flowers are formed in short, broad panicles and are mostly white or cream in colour.  The first cultivars had a 50:50 mix of fertile and sterile florets, but cultivars have now been bred that have densely packed sterile florets forming dense heavy heads that weigh down the thin branches at one extreme; to cultivars with only a sparse covering of sterile florets at the other extreme.  It grows well against a wall where it will use the wall for support and grow up without clinging.

paniculata ‘Prim White’

paniculata ‘Prim White’

Bed U: Plant 31 Syn. ‘Dolprim PBR A very early flowering cultivar, flowering in June and again in September.  Flowers in neat panicles on compact plants starting out cream... Read more
quercifolia ‘Amethyst’

quercifolia ‘Amethyst’

Bed NW: Plant 17 Another new Oakleaf Hydrangea from Michael Dirr with a smaller stature and compact habit. Outstanding 6″ long panicles creamy white flowers that fade to a... Read more
quercifolia ‘Black Porch’

quercifolia ‘Black Porch’

Bed NW: Plant 18 Deciduous shrub with mid green oak shaped leaves turning bronze-red in autumn before falling. Produces creamy white flower heads of mostly sterile florets in dense... Read more