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Gatsby Gal® Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
72" 72"
60 - 72"
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

West Boylston , MA, 01583

My Current Zone

  • Details


    Compact plant with lots of flowers!

    A little smaller than other oakleaf hydrangeas, but with impressively large flowers, and lots of them. Full panicles of pure white blooms are held upright above the foliage. The flowers are quite large relative to the plant's compact size and make this plant a great choice for smaller gardens. The blooms are not affected by soil pH, but will transform from white to pink during the growing season.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    will turn pinkish in fall
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    wine-red fall color
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Uses Notes: 


    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in moist, well-drained soil. May need winter protection in the North.

    Gatsby Gal® Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brenhill' USPP 25,106, Can 5,304
  • 3 Reviews

    • Although I recently relocated to Arizona, I grew this hydrangea along with Gatsby Star in suburban Chicago for 6 years. I originally bought them to plant in memory of my dog, whose name was Lady Gatzby. They were not yet available at my local nursery so I ordered directly from PW. There were some difficult times getting them through their first winter, but once they took hold they became perennial performers in my yard. Now I just wish they grew in zone 9!

      Barb Z
      , Arizona
      , United States
      , 23 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Brenda Hill
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Full of very large flowers that last a long time and then turn a rusty shade that goes well with the fall foliage color. Love this plant and it is by my garage so it has plenty of room to spread.

      Sue Snuggs
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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