Hydrangea quercifolia Vaughn's Lillie

Vaughn's Lillie Hydrangea

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Vaughn's Lillie Hydrangea is a compact deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves that turn burgundy in fall and has red-brown exfoliating bark.  Its large and fluffy panicles bloom white and practically cover the shrub in summer attracting butterflies.  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'

Spread: 

3' - 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 GardensFoundation Plantings, Hedges, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Itea, Coral Bells Azalea

 

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