Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts'
Queen of Hearts Oakleaf Hydrangea, Pink Oakleaf Hydrangea
- Main interest:
- huge white blooms turning to pink as they aged, burgundy-red foliage in the fall, rounded habit, low maintenance
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Flower colour:
- green, then white turning to pink
- Flowering period:
- June to July
- dark green turning burgundy in the fall
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 9 ft (2.7 m)
- specimen, hedge, mass planting, foundation
Queen of Hearts Oakleaf Hydrangea is a cross between 'Snow Queen' and 'Pee Wee'.
It produces massive, upright, conical flowers that don't droop and measure up to 9" (23cm) long. The blooms are initially bright white, then change to rose pink as they mature.
This deciduous shrub matures in a rounded form to 6' (1.8m) tall spreading to 9' (2.7m) wide. The attractive, dark green, oak like foliage turns to a burgundy colour in the fall.
Exfoliating rich brown bark is visible throughout the winter, making Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts' a year-round beauty. Blooms appear later in the season than other Pink Oakleaf Hydrangea cultivars.
Also known as: Queen of Hearts Hydrangea, Oak-leaved Hydrangea, Pink-flowered Oakleaf Hydrangea