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Munchkin Oakleaf Hydrangea

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Scientific Name: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Munchkin’

Order: Cornales

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Type: Shrub

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 3

Munchkin oakleaf hydrangea, a selection of a species native to the Southeastern United States, has exfoliating stems decorated with dark green, oak-shaped leaves that turn mahogany in the fall. The dwarf cultivar’s white conical flower bloom in early summer on the previous year’s wood and turn pink with age. In the fall, the flowers dry and persist on the plant until spring. This hydrangea cultivar prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade and can be grown individually or in a group as an accent planting.

Native Range
From cultivation; species native to southeastern United States

USDA Hardiness Zone

Average Mature Height
3 feet

Flower Color
White and then pink

Flowering Months


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