Shrub with Outstanding Flowers and Foliage
The Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice', is a deciduous shrub with large flowers and unique foliage. Plant several near your patio or front door so you don’t miss a moment of this plant’s lovely display.
Hydrangeas are always impressive plants for their huge and lasting blooms, but the Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea has the added attraction of foliage that is as interesting as its flower. Each leaf is deeply-lobed and reminiscent in style of the type of leaf Oak trees have.
The 8-inch “Oak” leaves are deep green, but turn bronze/purple in fall. In autumn, when the leaf-fall has passed, your Hydrangea’s lovely brown bark will be visible for some additional winter interest.
In the summer, you can expect your Oakleaf Hydrangea to develop the stunning flowers that Hydrangeas are known for. The 14-inch panicles of flowers will rival any other flowering plant in your yard as they stand erect on their sturdy stems. The blossoms begin white, but slowly transition to pink as the summer season progresses.
You actually get two flower colors on the same plant, and in the same season!
Your Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea is one of the few Hydrangeas that is native to the United States. The spectacular bloom and fall display make it an exceptional addition to any yard. In fact, as sensational as its summer bloom is, many feel the autumn leaves are even more eye-catching.
It’s simply a remarkable plant with unbelievable color. Plant several today for that head-turning affect in your own landscape.
*Summer and Fall Color
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||White to Pink|
|Fall Color||Red to Orange|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|
|Growing Zone Range||5-9|