Oakleaf Hydrangea is a handsome southeastern U.S. native shrub with numerous suckering stems. This shrub offers four seasons of interest, including white spring/summer flowers, tan to pinkish red fruit capsules, large dark green oakleaf-shaped leaves, maroon to red fall color, and cinnamon stick-like stems. Oakleaf Hydrangea is an excellent selection for shady to partly shady locations.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, medium shrub, large shrub
partial sun, shade
White, terminal clusters of showy flowers.
Tan to pink-red capsules.
4 ft to 6 ft (8 ft)
4 ft to 10 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Medium Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Medium Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: High Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Plants can be rather difficult to transplant.