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Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

SKU
09317
An exceptional U.S. National Arboretum introduction. Enjoy a profusion of robust flower clusters that open white and age to pink, remaining upright even after heavy rain. Dark green, deeply lobed oak-like foliage turns brilliant mahogany in fall. Compact and well-suited for smaller landscapes, in groups, or as a hedge. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationhy-DRAIN-juh kwer-se-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasFeature in mixed borders, where its profusion of large, 6 1/2 inch flower clusters will delight the passerby. This Hydrangea's brilliant mahogany 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 groups to intensify its impact in the garden. More compact than the traditional Hydrangea, it is a natural in the woodland scene and among rangy natives.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

Prefers organically rich, well-drained soils, with shelter from harsh afternoon sun. 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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Good to grow!