Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Oakleaf Hydrangea

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Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

‘Snow Queen’ has even more, showier flowers than the species.  It blooms in late spring and summer. The flowers mature to a rosy pink as the summer changes into fall. About that time, the foliage begins to turn a breathtaking mixture of bronze, crimson and purple. Cinnamon colored, exfoliating bark remains attractive all winter long. This is truly a versatile shrub with outstanding year round interest.

Grows well in full sun to nearly full shade
Unusual exfoliating cinnamon bark
Huge foliage and flowers add unique garden texture
Great dried or cut flower and good fall color
Pest free and easy to grow
Crucial for nesting and critter cover

Native Range

Moist, semi-shaded areas from North Carolina and Tennessee, south to the Florida Panhandle and west to Louisiana.

Interesting Facts

If you garden in the shade or a woodland, downed trees, a brush pile and/or a pile of jumbled rocks provide inviting homes for all kinds of wildlife and can add to the rustic, natural look of a landscape.


Grows best in average to medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade although it is quite adaptable to different soil types except for very dry. Tolerates more sun the northern part of it’s range. Blooms on new wood so you may cut it back in late winter to 1-2’ to keep the shrub looking young and vigorous. 

Mature Size: 5-6ft. Tall x 6-7ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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