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Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea' SNOW QUEEN

Snow Queen Hydrangea is an easy to grow oakleaf hydrangea shrub with gorgeous, creamy-white fragrant flower clusters and lobed oak leaf foliage. Its bloom time is summer and you should water regularly during first growing to ensure the roots are established.

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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.

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Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea for Sale Online

Snow Queen Hydrangea is an oakleaf hydrangea with fragrant, white flowers and dark green oak leaf foliage. It is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that produces show-stopping 8-inch long, conical flower clusters.

Boasting relatively long bloom times, you will enjoy the Snow Queen's large flower heads from early summer through to the season's first frost. Oakleaf hydrangeas are ideal for foundation plantings and shrub borders and their clippings are elegant interior design accents.

Botanically referred to as 'Hydrangea Quercifolia Snow Queen,' this flowering shrub enjoys conditions of part shade for best results. Hydrangeas tend to be very adaptable and hardy garden plants, and this versatile beauty can also tolerate full sun if needed.

The showy plant typically grows 4-6 feet tall when planted in organically rich soil. Additionally, the Snow Queen appreciates a well drained soil and pruning in early spring. This hydrangea also blooms on old wood, so the buds will form for the next year at the end of the bloom season.

Snow Queen Hydrangea's deeply lobed leaves have an upright broadleaf growth habit. The oak leaf-shaped foliage produces outstanding fall color and the showy flowers take on purplish-pink hues when dried. Cut flowers are beautiful in vases and the exfoliating bark is attractive if you are looking to add texture and life to your home decor.

This exceptional fragrant shrub is native to the southeastern United States, where it is found growing along stream banks. It is equally stunning in a mixed border or woodland setting. Snow Queen Hydrangea are typically happiest when planted right at the edge of the woods just under the canopy of larger trees.


Growzone: 5-9 Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea Hardiness Zone 5-9
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Width: 5 to 6 Feet
Mature Height: 4 to 5 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous shrub, mid-summer flowering
Sunlight: Part sun to part shade
Habit: Upright, densely branched
Flower Color: White flowers in summer turn rose-pink in fall
Foliage: Dark green turning reddish bronze in the fall
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirement: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the woodland border, mass planting, or a specimen planting

How to Care for Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

What type of fertilizer should I use for my Oakleaf Hydrangea?

What type of fertilizer should I use for my Oakleaf Hydrangea?

Snow Queen Hydrangea grows best if they are fertilized once or twice in the summer. Although some authorities recommend special fertilizer mixes to get the maximum results, hydrangeas do amazingly well with a more relaxed approach. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Espoma Plant-Tone is an excellent multi-purpose fertilizer that you might want to consider keeping on hand to keep your garden healthy and thriving.

How do I prune my Snow Queen Hydrangea?

How do I prune my Snow Queen Hydrangea?

Pruning has been described as a “combination of art and science.” I find pruning to be one of the most relaxing, yet rewarding chores in the garden. The most important reason for pruning hydrangeas is to improve the overall health of the plant which in turn will reward you with a plethora of blooms. Hydrangea Snow Queen likes to be pruned to 18 to 24 inches a few times in its life. This allows the plant to regenerate and produce far more new growth. When this is done correctly, you’ll notice an increase in flower production as well as increased vigor.

How do I plant my Snow Queen Oak Leaf Hydrangea?

How do I plant my Snow Queen Oak Leaf Hydrangea?

Oakleaf Hydrangeas can thrive in USDA Zone 5-9 in part shade and moist soils. We suggest when planting your newly purchased shrub, that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil.

What type of mulch should I use for my Hydrangea quercifolia?

What type of mulch should I use for my Hydrangea quercifolia?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Snow Queen Hydrangea with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown.


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