Oakleaf hydrangea, native to the southeast U.S., is a stiffly upright shrub that can attain heights of 4' to 6'. Use it in the shrub border or in a lightly wooded area. The glossy, lobed, deep-green leaves in spring and summer give way to a mix of red, purple and bronze fall color. The flowers of the oakleaf hydrangea are white and turn to purplish-pink in midsummer. The flowers, which are less showy for the species, are borne on upright panicles. The oakleaf hydrangea is a shrub with four seasons of interest: unique leaves, interesting flowers, fall color and cinnamon-brown peeling bark. Handsome foliage in summer and fall. 'Maiden’s Blush’ turns pink sooner than the species with larger panicles. It requires full sun to partial shade and moderate moisture conditions. It is most useful in a hedge or in a border.
May - June, July - August
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border