Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Flemygea’ Snow Queen

('Snow Queen' Oakleaf, Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

SNOW QUEEN has an upright broad, rounded habit and typically grows 4-6′ tall. Features elongated, conical clusters (4-12″ long) of mostly sterile, white flowers which slowly turn pinkish purple with age. Long late spring to summer bloom period. Distinctive, deeply lobed, somewhat coarse, oak-like, deep green leaves (to 8″ long) turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon or purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter. This cultivar is very similar to the species, except the flower panicles herein are showier (i.e., larger and more numerous sterile flowers) and the flower stems tend to be more rigid and thus more apt to remain erect even after soaking rains.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)


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. Best grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Mulch root zone in summer and provide somewhat constant moisture.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

'Snow Queen' Oakleaf, Hydrangea

Botanical Name

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Flemygea' Snow Queen


1 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 6 ft.


to 8 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

May to July

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

Red to orange

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