Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' PP4458
Form: Deciduous woody shrub
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 5 - 8', bushy and mounding
Spread: 6 - 8'
Spacing: 6 - 8'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Flowering Date: Midsummer to early fall
Duration: Several weeks
Type of Fruit: n/a
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: Yes
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Selected by William Flemer III of Princeton Nurseries for its unique range of desirable ornamental characteristics that have made it one of America's finest shrubs. The large decorative leaves withstand sun, strong wind and heavy rain unblemished. In summer it produces imposing, bold, almost pyramidal panicles composed of a multitude of large velvety white flowers. The stems are very strong and hold these panicles upright creating a spectacular sight. The foliage turns a fiery scarlet and burgundy in the fall, while the cinnamon exfoliating bark provides winter interest. Spectacular anywhere it's used.
Flower Color: White
Flower Form: 1/2 - 1" five-lobed florets in broad, elongated, upright panicles 6 - 12" long.
Foliage Type: Large, dark green, leathery textured leaves with broad lobes. 4 - 8" long, 3 - 5" wide.
Resistance: Good to all P & D problems
Pruning: Little pruning is needed, but if it is necessary to maintain its shape, prune immediately after done flowering. This variety blooms on old wood. Dead wood can be removed at any time.
Pruning Time: After flowering
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, fertile, moist soil.
Additional Information: Best in shade in southern climates. Has received the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Gold Medal Plant Award
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR