Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

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04193
Among the largest of the Oakleaf Hydrangeas, this bold selection is handsome and stately for foundation or border. It has deeply lobed, oak-like leaves and a profusion of large white blooms. An added bonus, foliage turns brilliant crimson in fall. Deciduous.
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Water regularly, when top 2 - 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationhye-DRAYN-jee-uh kwer-sif-FOH-lee-a
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeCreamy white flowers in Summer
Design IdeasThis Hydrangea's brilliant red highlights in fall are ideal for extending the interest in shrub borders beyond the flowering season. Also lends a fiery hue to otherwise deep-green shade gardens. Plant as an individual to appreciate the unique foliage texture and leaf shape, or in a cluster to intensify its impact in the garden. Not as prim and proper as the traditional Hydrangea, it is a natural in the woodland scene and among rangy natives.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, North American Native Selection
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 2 - 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Holly (Ilex); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Clethra (Clethra)

Prefers organically rich, well-drained soils, with shelter from harsh afternoon. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Blooms on old wood; prune to shape in summer after flowering. Remove weak, damaged stems in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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