Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Oakleaf Hydrangea


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune after they bloom to establish a nice full shrub.

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Larger and showier flowers are more rigid and will stay upright even in heavy rain and last longer.

  • Large, showy white flowers mature to pink
  • Long-blooming period
  • Vibrant fall foliage

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: 4-6 ft
Spread: 6-8 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


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

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Red


  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water