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Commonly known as Oak-leafed hydrangea
DeciduousDeeply 5-7 lobed, mid-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightMound-forming shrub producing conical panicles to 25cm (10in) tall. Produces fertile and sterile flowers. Sterile flowers become pink-tinged with age.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sunShelter from cold, drying winds
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesRed spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.Place of originSoutheastern USA.
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
Toxic - Category CMay cause skin allergy(People & Pets) Maybe harmful to pets if eaten
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Buy Varieties of HYDRANGEA quercifolia
large panicles of single white flowers ageing to pink
reddish-purple tinges to the leaves become very pronouced. The best autumn colouring variety of quercifolia
golden yellow leaves. White flowers with red autumn colour
striking form with several series of bracts around each flower head giving a doubled appearance
another outstanding form with large rounded flower heads