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Oakleaf Hydrangea

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Common Name:
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Southeastern USA
  • White
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
Plant Type:
  • Perennial
  • Shrub
Hydrangea quercifolia

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

5a  (−20 °F to −15 °F)

5b (−15 °F to −10 °F)

6a (−10 °F to −5 °F)

6b (−5 °F to 0 °F)

7a (0 °F to 5 °F)

7b (5 °F to 10 °F)

8a (10 °F to 15 °F)

8b (15 °F to 20 °F)

9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

The Oakleaf hydrangea is a deciduous shrub that will grow to 8 feet in height to 6 to 8 in width. It grows in rich well-drained soils in a full-to-sun location. The hydrangea blooms from mid-spring to summer. The blooms occur on old wood, so if any pruning is needed it should happen after flowering.  Its flowers attract butterflies, and songbirds eat the seeds. So the landscape uses for hydrangea would be butterfly, and pollinator gardens

Fun Facts:
  • The plant get its name from the shape of its leaves similarity to a oak tree.
Oakleaf Hydrangea