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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' - Oak Leaf Hydrangea
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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' is noted for its double white flowers. It typically grows 5-8' tall and as wide. Features large pyramidal flower panicles consisting of showy flowers that give a double-flowered appearance. Blooms in June for 6-8 weeks, gradually fading to pink and then brown by late summer. Distinctive, somewhat coarse, deep green, oak-like leaves acquire attractive shades of maroon and purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter. 

Oak Leaf Hydrangea Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Thrives in moist soils, and appreciates a summer mulch which helps retain soil moisture. Bloom occurs on old wood. Prune if needed immediately after flowering (little pruning is usually needed). Winter damaged stems may be pruned in early spring. Plants should be given a sheltered location and winter protection in USDA Zone 5, particularly when not fully established. 


5-8 ft



5-10 ft


Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'

Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Great Companion Plants for Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'
Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium prantense 'Dark Reiter')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Fire Alarm')
Similar Plants to Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'
Oak Leaf Hydrangea Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen')