Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune after they bloom to establish a nice full shrub.

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Everything about this plant is large; the flowers, the leaves and especially the plant itself.

  • Loads of whites flowers in summer
  • Brilliant red fall color
  • Uniquely textured, oak-like leaves

Plant in mixed shrub borders or naturalize in open woodland gardens. This beauty is also ideal as an accent shrub on its own or with perennial plantings. 

Height: 12-15 ft
Spread: 12-15 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Oakleaf Hydrangea:

The Oakleaf hydrangea is considered a 4-season plant due to the interesting bark in the winter and spring, the showy flowers from summer into fall and beautiful fall foliage. The beauty of this shrub extends to its ability to withstand drought and poor soils, which is why it is the best growing hydrangea across the state.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Winter Interest
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Low Maintenance
  • Native

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Green


  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained