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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Oakleaf hydrangea may not be indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic Region but this southern native can still be at home in local landscapes unless deer are frequent visitors. In late spring, white flowers bloom in showy pyramidal panicles and turn shades of pink as they age in summer. Each shrub’s large, oak-like leaves display a variety of brilliant colors in fall.
Video © Mary Free
Discover why Hydrangea quercifolia, with its large panicles and oak-like leaves, makes a bold statement in the landscape as a foundation planting or as an informal hedge or accent shrub. First, though, watch a female bumble bee gather pollen on the fertile flowers hidden beneath each panicle’s decorative florets.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets