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!
Gatsby Gal® Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia
- Part Sun to 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).
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 InterestFall InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 72 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:60 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:will turn pinkish in fallFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:wine-red fall colorHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses 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
Barb Z, Arizona, United States, 1 year ago
Brenda Hill, Alabama, United States, 8 years ago
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, 8 years ago