Hydrangea quercifolia W.Bartram

Oak-leaf Hydrangea

Open deciduous shrub to about 2 m tall. New growth thick, hairy at first. Leaves to about 20 cm long, with 5-7 deep lobes making them look like large versions of some oak leaves; margins with small teeth. Flower clusters more or less elongated, to about 20 cm long. Sterile flowers many, each to about 3 cm wide, whitish but eventually turning purple, long-stalked. Fertile flowers numerous, more or less white; summer. Ovary inferior in flower and fruit.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Hydrangeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'

Flowers double, in long narrow clusters. A pbr name protected in the usa and France. Raised in the usa by c. Aldridge, Alabama, in the 1960s.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Hydrangeaceae
genus        Hydrangea L.