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Gatsby Moon® 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
96" 96"
72 - 96"
72 - 96"

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
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    Very full, showy flowers.

    This is a distinctive, showy take on our beloved native oakleaf hydrangea. Doubled florets are similar to those of 'Harmony,' but more weather-resistant. The tightly packed, pure white florets create very full, conical panicles with a unique 'quilted' effect. As the bloom ages, it turns a nice shade of green that lasts through most of the summer. The green foliage has wonderful wine-red fall color.

    Fall Interest
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    72 - 96 Inches
    72 - 96 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    White, changing to green as it ages.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green, turning burgundy-red in fall.
    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 Moon® Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward' USPP 25,413, Can 5,348
  • 3 Reviews

    • I am crazy about Oakleaf hydrangeas, and after watching 4 Gatsby Gal thrive and grow perfectly over the last 4-5yrs I decided I had to try Gatsby Moon. I bought 2 quart-sized, on sale, during the Fall of last year. They did well but, as with many quart-sized plants from PW, didn't emerge in Spring looking healthy after a very wet winter. I transplanted them to a more elevated place, to improve drainage (clay soil) and they immediately thrived. I love them so much I bought 2 more gallon-sized for a different spot, which grew over a foot and had perfect flowers, still lovely today. As long as thEy have good drainage, they will thrive.

      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I planted one of these 5 years ago and it is one of my favorite plants.It has something for all seasons, it has cool leaves all the time, the flowers start white and then dry as a pink/rust green that adds interest to the winter garden. Such a great, low maintenance shade plant!!!

      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Excellent Plant, hardy, dependable bloomer.

      Brenda Hill
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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