The Oakleaf Hydranea has unique, oak-shaped leaves with beautiful white blooms over a long season, gradually fading to shades of pink in the fall. Leaves turn a beautiful firey-red shade in the autumn. Looks stunning as a foundational planting or backdrop for other plants in the yard.
The Oakleaf hydrangea is a dramatic, white-blooming shrub with four seasons of interest. The Oakleaf is prized for both its lovely, large blooms as much as its' unique, Oak-shaped foliage. as well as It blooms best in areas where summers are somewhat hot, as the Summer turns to fall, the foliage turns from a woodsy green to gorgeous shades of red and orange. A tremendous advantage of the Oakleaf is that it can thrive in much dryer locations than other hydrangea. The Oakleaf Hydrangea is an excellent choice for screening or hedges or as backdrop of focal plant with other plantings like Azalea and perennials.
Oakleaf hydrangeas naturally do best when soil stays evenly moist, but never soggy. Water thoroughly, then check the soil by hand before watering again. To prevent root rot, avoid overwatering. If the soil is wet, wait a few days and check again. Okaleaf hydrangea really flourish in rich, ammended, slightly acidic, well-drained soil though most types of well-drained soil is okay.