Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

Item 9317

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USDA Zone:
5-9
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Description:

An exceptional U.S. National Arboretum introduction. Enjoy a profusion of robust flower clusters that open white and age to pink, remaining upright even after heavy rain. Dark green, deeply lobed oak-like foliage turns brilliant mahogany in fall. Compact and well-suited for smaller landscapes, in groups, or as a hedge. Deciduous.

Close-Up: Mature Blooms :: Credit: U.S. National Arboretum Full Shot: Mature Blooms :: Credit: U.S. National Arboretum Close-Up: New Blooms :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Full Shot: New Blooms :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Size at Maturity
Fast growing; reaches 3 ft. to 4 1/2 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Cottage
Design Ideas: Feature in mixed borders, where its profusion of large, 6 1/2 inch flower clusters will delight the passerby. This Hydrangea's brilliant mahogany highlights in fall are ideal for extending the interest in shrub borders beyond the flowering season. Also lends a fiery hue to otherwise deep-green shade gardens. Plant as an individual to appreciate the unique foliage texture and leaf shape, or in groups to intensify its impact in the garden. More compact than the traditional Hydrangea, it is a natural in the woodland scene and among rangy natives.

Prefers organically rich, well-drained soils, with shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Blooms on old wood; prune to shape in summer after flowering. Remove weak, damaged stems in early spring.

Customer Reviews

It wanted to live!
by Vikki, March 25, 2020

I picked this up at Lowe\'s and it was bone dry and on clearance because it was pretty dead. I planted it 3 weeks ago and it is already amazing and beautiful!

Small, but Mighty!
by BigG, March 31, 2018

When I picked up my plants from the local nursery I was a bit underwhelmed. However, as the season warmed up, the clouds drew back and the sun began shining, I was in for a surprise! My two little Munchkins exploded with new life, sending out strong, bright green growth in every direction! I am delighted with their performance and vigor!

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