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.

quercifolia ‘Little Honey’  (David Jarzynka, USA) 2005

quercifolia ‘Little Honey’ (David Jarzynka, USA) 2005

Bed WN: Plant 05 Syn. Brihon A cultivar characterized by compact spreading habit, panicles of white flowers in summer, golden-chartreuse foliage in summer that turns scarlet in fall, and... Read more
quercifolia ‘Snow Drift’  (Louisiana Nurseries before 1997)

quercifolia ‘Snow Drift’ (Louisiana Nurseries before 1997)

Bed WN: plant 09 Compact size up to 1.5m with strong branches giving a firm habit.  Large flowers wit Sterile florets creamy white and serrated,.  Fertile florets pinkish and... Read more
quercifolia ‘Snow Giant’

quercifolia ‘Snow Giant’

Bed: WN: Plant 02 Syn. Brido Very showy, double flowers are most distinctive, one of our favorite cultivars of any oakleaf hydrangea. Each individual double flower continues to grow... Read more