Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hy-DRAIN-juh kwer-se-FOH-lee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 3 ft. to 4 1/2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Feature 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Summersweet(Clethra); 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