Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

Munchkin Hydrangea

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Munchkin Hydrangea is a compact dwarf deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves that turn mahogany red in fall.  Its panicles held above the foliage bloom white and mature to pink in summer attracting pollinators.  Best bloom in partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soils.  

Hydrangea quercifolia is one of the species of hydrangea that acts as a pollenizer, attracting a large number of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.  Songbirds eat the seeds and use the plant to nest.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 4.5'

Spread: 

3' - 4.5’

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White/Pink

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Mulch soil to maintain moisture and overwinter.  If pruning is needed do so after flowering. Slight susceptibility to bud blight, wilt, leaf spot, and mildew.  Aphids are occasional problems.   

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Coral Bells, Hosta, Hibiscus

 

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