Hydrangea quercifolia HOVARIA® 'Quercifolia'

Hydrangea quercifolia
Hydrangea quercifolia HOVARIA® 'Quercifolia'
oak-leaved hydrangea
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.8m
USUAL WIDTH 1.3-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME June - September
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS tolerates (but does not demand) wet ground
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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HOVARIA® is a trademark which belongs to Koos Hofstede and his son Wilko from Dutch town Huissen who have been growing and breeding hydrangeas since 1980’s. Their very first variety was a lace-cap macrophylla type in 1994 and they named it Hobella. So far they have only one oak-leaved hydrangea which is this one, yet it is very beautiful and unique. No wonder it received the award of Best Novelty at Flower Auction Holland in March 2001.

HOVARIA® Quercifolia is an oak-leaved hydrangea producing up to 35 cm long panicles composed of double flowers whose petals are carefully assembled in several layers. They come out pale lime green in late June into bright creamy white flowers for about two months. Then they slowly, layer by layer, turn various shades of pastel pink and maroon. It is a fascination sight looking at the multicoloured composed flower. The inflorescence is rather heavy and will droop unless staked.

Its deciduous leaves are highly ornamental, too. They are deeply lobed, shaped like oak leaves with conspicuous tips, leathery, rich green in spring and summer, and rich carmine red and striking wine red in late summer. These eye-catching leaves are held well throughout almost the entire autumn season, falling very late – among the last deciduous shrubs.

The shrub is quite bushy and uniform and will stand upright only if properly staked once the inflorescences are formed. Pruning is not necessary, however, if you need to prune or shape the plant do so immediately after flowering because it flowers on previous year’s wood. Still, it is not recommended and to keep it smaller, rather than stem pruning root pruning is suggested.

Oak-leaved hydrangea comes from moist and boggy sites along streams and riverbanks, therefore, it will require similar conditions in the garden. Grow it in constantly moist soil, in full sun or part shade, it can even take temporary waterlogging. It is not fussy about soil pH or quality – it will grow even in clay and compacted ground, but more slowly. It is fully hardy to about -29 °C (USDA zone 5).

Last update: 20-07-2021
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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