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Sike’s Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

Conservation & Science Gardens

Scientific Name: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sike’s Dwarf’

Order: Cornales

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Type: Shrub

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 5

Sike’s Dwarf oakleaf hydrangea, a selection of a species native to the Southeastern United States, is adorned with exfoliating stems decorated with dark green, oak-shaped leaves that turn mahogany in the fall. This dwarf cultivar features white flowers that bloom in the late spring on the previous year’s wood and gradually fade to light pink over the season. The flowers dry in the fall and persist on the plant through the winter. 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
3.5 feet

Flower Color

Flowering Months


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