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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Burgundy'

Oak-leaved Hydrangea

Hardy Shrub

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The best hydrangea for vivid autumn foliage

Large panicles of white flowers

More drought-tolerant than other types

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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Burgundy' is the best oak-leaved hydrangea for intense autumn foliage colour. This low maintenance, spreading, deciduous shrub bears large, conical panicles of white flowers from July to September. In autumn, the handsome, deeply-lobed foliage takes on dramatic red-purple shades. Oak-leaved hydrangeas are resilient shrubs that require very little pruning and thrive in sun or light shade. Established specimens are more drought-tolerant than Hydrangea macrophylla. They make excellent subjects for mixed borders and woodland areas. Height: 2m (6.5ft).  Spread: 2.5m (8ft).

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How to grow hydrangeas

Height Up to 2m (6.5ft)
Spread Up to 2.5m (8ft)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KF3225)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KF3226)

Hydrangea quercifolia prefers a sunny or semi shaded position, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively plant hydrangea quercifolia in patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
Water regularly until plants are fully established. Leave the faded hydrangea flower heads in place until the new buds swell in spring to protect the delicate buds from frost damage. Prune after flowering, reducing the stems to restrict their growth to the available space and to improve the shape of the plant. If necessary, Hydrangea paniculata will tolerate hard pruning of the oldest stems to a few buds from ground level. This will also encourage larger flower heads to be produced. After pruning hydrangeas, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.

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