Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University


Oak-Leaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia
Saxifragaceae

Leaves are 3-4 lobed and similar to an oak, margins are toothed, and the leaf underside has white hair.  Twigs are pale red-brown and peeling. Flowers are in beautiful, white, large, terminal clusters.  Oak-leaf hydrangea is an understory shrub that grows on moist, well-drained sites and is often used as a landscape shrub.

Photographs by Mike Hogan.

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