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Hydrangea quercifolia Munchkin

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Hydrangea quercifolia Munchkin Dwarf Oak Leak Hydrangea,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Rounded, Shrub Like

A fantastic compact deciduous shrub that gives year round interest to a shady spot in the garden. During Summer masses of large white eventually fading to pale pink pyramid shaped flower heads sit among large oak shaped leaves. During Autumn those leaves give a spectacular colour display when they turn from bronze to deep burgundy shades. Grows approx. 1m tall x 1m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers moist, well-drained soil and requires shelter from drying winds. Prune spent flowers and cut to shape to encourage flowering for the following year. Feed annually in June with a compete slow release fertiliser.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Hydrangeaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Brown, Burgundy, Green, Red
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate