Oak Leafed Hydrangea
Beautiful Autumn Foliage
Spectacular clusters of white flowers with large and deeply lobed leaves like those of an American oak, hence the common name. Oakleaf Hydrangea has leaves which are dark green until the autumn when they turn various shades of bronze, orange and reddish-purple.
From midsummer conical flower heads of the Hydrangea quercifolia are produced bearing large white blooms which become pink-tinged with age.
This hardy shrub is a wonderful late summer performer, its creamy flower cones flushing pink as they age.
Such a grand shrub can stand on its own but in a border it combines well with late summer bloomers such as Agapanthus Bressingham Blue or Japanese anemones.
With an eventual spread of 1m and height of 1.5m, this hydrangea needs space, the back of a deep border is ideal. It can cope with full sun or partial shade but is not overly fussed about soil type.
Grown in 3 litre pot