Hydrangea quercifolia is an upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub typically grows 4-6′ and produces showy panicles of white blooms in summer that persist into fall as dry flowers. Exfoliating branches are covered with large, oak tree-shaped, dark green leaves that turn fabulous shades of dark purple and red in fall.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Gatsby Pink’ produce massive flower heads over large green leaves that turn deep mahogany in fall. The long-lasting blossoms open pure white and mature to pink. The mounded form is perfect for mixed shrub and perennial borders, woodland gardens, or creating hedges. Plants grow 6-8′ tall.
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, and enjoy the show. Native to the southeastern US.