Snow Queen Hydrangea is an oakleaf hydrangea with fragrant, white flowers and dark green oak leaf foliage. It is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that produces show-stopping 8-inch long, conical flower clusters.
Boasting relatively long bloom times, you will enjoy the Snow Queen's large flower heads from early summer through to the season's first frost. Oakleaf hydrangeas are ideal for foundation plantings and shrub borders and their clippings are elegant interior design accents.
Botanically referred to as 'Hydrangea Quercifolia Snow Queen,' this flowering shrub enjoys conditions of part shade for best results. Hydrangeas tend to be very adaptable and hardy garden plants, and this versatile beauty can also tolerate full sun if needed.
The showy plant typically grows 4-6 feet tall when planted in organically rich soil. Additionally, the Snow Queen appreciates a well drained soil and pruning in early spring. This hydrangea also blooms on old wood, so the buds will form for the next year at the end of the bloom season.
Snow Queen Hydrangea's deeply lobed leaves have an upright broadleaf growth habit. The oak leaf-shaped foliage produces outstanding fall color and the showy flowers take on purplish-pink hues when dried. Cut flowers are beautiful in vases and the exfoliating bark is attractive if you are looking to add texture and life to your home decor.
This exceptional fragrant shrub is native to the southeastern United States, where it is found growing along stream banks. It is equally stunning in a mixed border or woodland setting. Snow Queen Hydrangea are typically happiest when planted right at the edge of the woods just under the canopy of larger trees.