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Cultural Details for Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Common Name:
Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium.

Average Mature Height:
6-8'

Average Mature Width:
6-8'

Flower Details:
6-8" long, pink to purplish with age, late May-early June.

Fruit Details:
Capsule, not showy

Fall Color:
Deep red-bronze.

Bark Details:
Rich brown papery, exfoliating inner bark.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Trouble free. Leaf blight could be problem. Once in the ground problems are virtually nonexistence.

Native Habitat:
Georgia, Florida, Alabama to Mississippi. Introduced 1803.

Other Features:
Compact in habit than other Oakleafs.

Culture and Care:
Moist fertile well-drained soil.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 48

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu