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Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

Pronunciation: hy-DRAIN-juh kwer-se-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #09317
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
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 Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
CARE
Care 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

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