Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’

('Alice' Oakleaf, Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Alice’ was introduced into commerce by Michael Dirr through his Georgia Plant Introduction Program. It is an upright, stoloniferous, deciduous shrub with a broad rounded habit which typically grows 5-8′ tall and as wide (less frequently to 12′ tall in optimum growing conditions). It is most noted for its large, arching flower panicles (10-14″ long), its usually disease-free foliage and its superior fall color. Large pyramidal flower panicles feature mostly sterile white flowers in June which bloom for 6-8 weeks, gradually fading to pink and then brown by late summer. Distinctive, deeply-lobed, somewhat coarse, deep green, oak-like leaves (to 8″ long) turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon and purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

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Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly called oak leaf hydrangea, is an upright, broad-rounded, suckering, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6′ (less frequently to 8′) tall. It is native to bluffs, moist woods, ravines and stream banks from Georgia to Florida to Louisiana. It is noted for producing pyramidal panicles of white flowers in summer on exfoliating branches clad with large, 3-7 lobed, oak-like, dark green leaves. Easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates a summer mulch which helps retain soil moisture. Bloom occurs on old wood. Prune after flowering (little pruning is usually needed however). Prune out weak or winter-damaged stems in early spring.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

'Alice' Oakleaf, Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


to 8 ft.


to 8 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

May to July

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

Red to Maroon

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