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Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea
Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea
Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea
Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea
Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea
Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea

Gatsby Gal Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia' Brenhill.'

Height: 5’-6'
Spread: 5’-6'
Bloom: June-September
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Medium
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin: North America

Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly called oakleaf hydrangea, is an upright, broad-rounded, suckering, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that grows 4-6' (less frequently to 8') tall. It is native to bluffs, moist woods, ravines, and stream banks from Georgia to Florida to Louisiana. Becomes noted for producing pyramidal panicles of white flowers in summer on exfoliating branches clad with large, 3-7 lobed, oak-like, dark green leaves.

Hydrangea's genus comes from hydro, meaning "water," and again, meaning "vessel," about the cup-like capsular fruit.

The specific epithet is about the leaves that resemble Quercus's (oak).

'Brenhill' ​​is smaller than other oakleaf hydrangeas but impressively large flowers. Full panicles of pure white blooms are held upright above the foliage. The flowers are quite large relative to the plant's compact size and make this plant an excellent choice for smaller gardens. The blooms are not affected by soil pH.

They are quickly grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to 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 required). May be pruned winter-damaged stems in early spring. A sheltered location and winter protection (e.g., mulch, burlap wrap) should be given in USDA Zone 5, mainly when not fully established. Plants can lose significant numbers of flower buds or die to the ground in harsh winters (temperatures below -10 degrees F), thus respectively impairing or destroying the bloom for the coming year.

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