The unusual feature of this Hydrangea are the very large leaves that have a very similar appearance to those of the oak tree – hence the common name. The foliage is green Spring and Summer and then takes on beautiful tones of deep red and purple as Autumn approaches, making it a fantastic addition to any garden that may be lacking something special in the autumnal period.
The blooms Applause Hydrangeas are formed in conical clusters, are a creamy white in colour and plentiful. This is a truly wonderful and under-rated shrub that should be more widely planted – it is perfect for providing a very long season of interest. Try it in a mixed border combined with other shrubs and perennials or even planted in to patio containers.
The oak leaf Hydrangea can reach a height of around 1.5 metres (5ft) at maturity, but is easily maintained at half this size if desired with pruning.
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