O is for Oakleaf Hydrangea

Sooo, usually we squirrel like to point out Oak trees for our Blogging A to Z Challenge. But we think you already know how important oaks are to squirrels–and they are starting to leaf out now! Boy, are those buds tender and tasty!

Oak trees

This year, let’s look at a lesser known oak plant that isn’t really an oak at all. Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, is a native shrub that has been in these parts longer than azaleas.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

It doesn’t produce acorns, but the flowers at the start of summer are nice. We write tons about Oakleaf Hydrangea in the past, so won’t repeat it; just read here!

So that’s our plug for giving a native a try. Leap your day away!


One thought on “O is for Oakleaf Hydrangea

  1. I grew oakleaf hydrangea for a while but the soil just didn’t turn out to be compatible here. The landscape changing around it didn’t help, either. But it’s still a very nice plant. I’m glad you put in a good word for it. Happy spring!

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