Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' ('Flemygea')

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea' - Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune after they bloom to establish a nice full shrub.

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As pretty for its leaves as flowers, this hydrangea has something to offer in all seasons and is durable too.

  • Vibrant fall color
  • Large, rounded clusters of white flowers that age to pink
  • Beautiful large, textured 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: 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


  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Focal Point
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Blooms all Season

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water