Facts about Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub. Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub is a variety of a flowering plant that is a native to the Southeastern part of the United States. Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub is a deciduous plant, with white flashy flower heads, and it is a commonly developed garden plant. Many cultivars are accessible commercially. The growth rate of the Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub is slow to average and grows well in full sun and in a partial shadow. The Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub performs well in all kinds of soils, such as acidic, moist, loamy, rich, silty loam, sandy and well drained soils. The Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub attains a rounded shape with its branches when fully grown.
Features of the Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub
The Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub is a small variety that is capable of growing to a maximum height of 26 feet, with widespread branches that spread to a range from four feet to six feet.
The leaves of the Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub are yellowish green to dark green color on their top and have a silvery-white color bottom. These leaves contain three, five or seven sharp lobes, with the length that ranges from 4 inches to 12 inches (10 to 30 cm), and approximately as wide. During the fall, the leaves of the tree attain different colors, such as orange, red and purple.
The Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub produces flowers during the autumn season. These flowers are borne in vertical panicles, with the height that ranges from 6 inches to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm), and a breadth, ranging from 3 inches to 5 inches (7 to 12 cm). At the time of blossom, the flowers will attain the creamy-white color, and when they aged they attain the pink color.
Uses of the Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub
The Oakleaf Hydrangea tree is used as an ornamental tree in most of the American and British gardens. In Britain, the Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub flowers less copiously and even has a status for being tender. In the United States, the more natural shape and texture of the Oakleaf Hydrangea shrub has augmented its use in garden design across the nation.