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 ‘Snow Queen’ (Bill Flemer)

Bed K: Plant 08 (syn. ‘Flemygea’) An early flowering cultivar with strong branches which adequately support the off-white, pink tinged flowers.  Grows up to 2.5m UK Plant Finder: 2012... Read more
quercifolia ‘Snowflake’

quercifolia ‘Snowflake’

Bed WN: plant 10 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

quercifolia ‘Tennesee Clone’

Bed SW: Plant 05 Grows to 2m With large sepals, and leaves coloring orange-red in the autumn. UK Plant Finder: 2012 = 5 nurseries Read more