Hydrangea quercifolia Gatsby PinkŪ

Gatsby SeriesŪ

Oakleaf Hydrangea

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Panicles of pearl white flowers quickly turn to pink. Magnificent mahogany red foliage in autumn into winter falls away to reveal interesting exfoliating bark in cinnamon shades. Tolerates drier soil than its mophead relatives.

Oakleaf Hydrangea is a shining star in the Native shrub category. Fabulous leaf shape and habit combine with gorgeous cone-shaped flowers. The Gatsby SeriesŪ includes new varieties developed by Douglas and Brenda Hill of Cleveland, Alabama destined to be as classic as their literary namesake. Showy and carefree. See Gatsby MoonŪ, Gatsby GalŪ and Gatsby StarŪ for additional choices from this stunning series.


Item Code: HYGP
Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 6-8'
Spacing: Plant 7-9' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: Pink
Patent: Pending 'JoAnn'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Good for Hedge
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Hydrangea General Information

Hydrangea are superb in the border for summer and autumn color. This shade-tolerant shrub is perfect for under trees and in the shadows of buildings. Provides winter interest too if flowers are left on. Great for indoor decorating as their flowers are easily dried.

Hydrangea Plant Care

Can be left untouched, but any desired pruning should be done before August to avoid damaging next year's flower buds. Blooms on old wood. Older specimens can be refreshed by removing 3-5 of the oldest stems every 3 years or so.