Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts'
More About Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts'
- Blooms later than other cultivars of Oakleaf Hydrangeas
- Cone-shaped mass of loosely-packed white florets fade to pink
- Deeply-lobed green leaves turn mahogany-red in autumn
- Twig and branch bark exfoliates, providing winter interest
- Bloom Time: June to July
Hydrangea arborescens: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.
Hydrangea macrophylla: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.
Hydrangea paniculata: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.
Hydrangea quercifolia: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.
Hydrangea serrata: Blooms on old wood, do not prune.
Oakleaf Hydrangea Growing and Maintenance Tips
All hydrangea naturally undergo some colour change to their flowers as they age. Adjusting the pH balance of the soil can change the flower colour from pink to blue in some cultivars. Most cultivars thrive in full sun to partial shade as long as they have adequate moisture and a rich, well-drained soil.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesFoundation planting