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Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Oakleaf hydrangeas

Oakleaf hydrangea from Lubera

If you love attractive flowering shrubs with special foliage, you should buy an oakleaf hydrangea. These enchanting hydrangeas (bot. Hydrangea quercifolia) are extremely rich-blooming!

Oak-leaved Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

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Oak-leaved Hydrangea 'Ice Crystal'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ice Crystal' has cream white flowers from June to August and a...

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No image available Oak-leaved Hydrangea 'Ruby Slippers'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' forms flowers in different shades of pink; the...

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More information about oakleaf hydrangeas


Oakleaf hydrangeas come from the southeastern part of the United States and they delight from June to August with their lush, fragrant panicle flowers, which typically change colour from white to a delicate shade of pink.

There fine inner flowers, surrounded by distinctive mock flowers, are very popular with bees. And, of course, there is their elegantly serrated, oak-like foliage, which takes on an intense purple to fiery red hue in autumn, bringing the Indian summer to your home. Here is another plus point: the leaves often stay on the shoots until the new year because Hydrangea quercifolia is semi-evergreen.

The oakleaf hydrangea is easy to care for and copes well with periods of frost. As a flowering wonder in the garden, it is well suited for solitary cultivation, but it is also an ideal hedge plant. Take a look at our Lubera assortment - we have put together attractive varieties for you, which will delight you with their beautiful inflorescences all summer long!



Enchanting oakleaf hydrangea flowers and impressive foliage


All oakleaf hydrangeas in the Lubera garden shop score points with their compact and bushy growth. Just choose your favourite!

  • The ‘Ruby Slippers’ variety impresses with large panicles that change from an initial white to a rich pink tone shortly before withering
  • The oakleaf hydrangea ‘Munchkin’ is also a true flower and leaf wonder and it shows an exciting colour change from white to pink
  • For purists, we recommend the original form of Hydrangea quercifolia, which is a shrub beauty with creamy white flowers


Special featuresOakleaf hydrangea from Lubera


Hydrangea quercifolia belongs to the hydrangea family and develops into an upright shrub that is 1 to 2 metres tall. Its growth is rather slow. The beautiful flowers are arranged in cone-shaped panicles of 15 to 20 centimetres in length, which remotely resemble a lilac. The pale green, large leaves sprout at the beginning of May and shine with an intense colouring in autumn.

  • All oakleaf hydrangeas show an interesting play of colours in their flowers, which change from white to pink, with varying intensity depending on the variety.
  • This type of hydrangea impresses with its attractive, fragrant flowers from July to September.
  • The flowering panicles and leaves of these hydrangeas stick to the branches for a very long time, which makes it highly ornamental.


The suitable location


Hydrangea quercifolia can cope with almost any location - unlike other hydrangea species it even thrives on calcareous soils. However, the location should be sufficiently moist and permeable; waterlogging should be avoided. This shrub thrives in the sun and also in semi-shaded, sheltered areas, and although it is not a climbing plant, you can tie up its shoots and let them grow in a targeted manner.


Hydrangea quercifolia in a container


This hydrangea is also suitable for growing in containers to a limited extent, but good winter protection around the planting container is necessary. This prevents the substrate from freezing through in the winter, which would permanently damage the roots.




Depending on the location and temperature, you should ensure a high water supply, so if necessary you should water your hydrangeas regularly. In the spring, you can add compost or organic fertiliser (e.g. horn shavings).




The shoots of this type of hydrangea, like the terminal flowers, develop already in the previous year.  For this reason, it is important to cut back this hydrangea species only moderately. Cut back the old inflorescences just above the first pairs of buds - in addition, you can thin out the plant if necessary. You can also cut off old shoots close to the ground.


Winter protection


When you buy one of these types of hydrangea, you get a plant with good frost tolerance. The plant tolerates minus temperatures down to -23°C without problems. Young hydrangeas should be provided with winter protection in severe frost.

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