Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea
Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea is a great shrub that would fit well in many different areas of a landscape. It is a moderately large hydrangea, at up to 8 feet tall and wide. This would keep it from fitting well in smaller areas, but it would look great as a hedge, foundation planting or any other moderately sized landscaping area. This shrub has all season interest, with many different items from most hydrangeas. The leaves are large in size, up to 8 inches long, and very reminiscent of oak leaves. The leaves have 4 to 8 lobes, with a coarse texture. They are dark green in the growing season, before turning colors of maroon, bronze and purple in the fall. The flowers on this shrub are quite spectacular. They grow in 12 inch long, pyramidal shaped clusters. The flowers emerge white, changing to light pink before fading out. These flowers hold over a long period, up to two months, in the summer. Exfoliating stems add a good deal of interest in the winter months.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ grows to a height of 5 to 8 feet, with a similar spread. It is recommended for climate zones 5 to 9. It likes to grow in full to partial sun. Alice grows best in rich, well drained soils with moderate amounts of moisture. It does not have any serious disease or insect issues, taking occasional damage from leaf blight or powdery mildew. In colder climates, it can take damage when temperatures drop below 10 degrees below zero.
Care & Shipping Notes
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