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Gatsby Moon® Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
96" 96"
Height
72 - 96"
Spread
72 - 96"
  • Details

    Features

    Very full, showy flowers.

    This is a distinctive, showy take on our beloved native oakleaf hydrangea. Doubled florets are similar to those of 'Harmony,' but more weather-resistant. The tightly packed, pure white florets create very full, conical panicles with a unique 'quilted' effect. As the bloom ages, it turns a nice shade of green that lasts through most of the summer. The green foliage has wonderful wine-red fall color.

    Fall Interest
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Spacing: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Spread: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White, changing to green as it ages.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green, turning burgundy-red in fall.
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in moist, well-drained soil. May need winter protection in the North.

    Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward' USPP 25,413, Can 5,348
  • 3 Reviews

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    • I am crazy about Oakleaf hydrangeas, and after watching 4 Gatsby Gal thrive and grow perfectly over the last 4-5yrs I decided I had to try Gatsby Moon. I bought 2 quart-sized, on sale, during the Fall of last year. They did well but, as with many quart-sized plants from PW, didn't emerge in Spring looking healthy after a very wet winter. I transplanted them to a more elevated place, to improve drainage (clay soil) and they immediately thrived. I love them so much I bought 2 more gallon-sized for a different spot, which grew over a foot and had perfect flowers, still lovely today. As long as thEy have good drainage, they will thrive.

      Deca
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted one of these 5 years ago and it is one of my favorite plants.It has something for all seasons, it has cool leaves all the time, the flowers start white and then dry as a pink/rust green that adds interest to the winter garden. Such a great, low maintenance shade plant!!!

      Cindy
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Excellent Plant, hardy, dependable bloomer.

      Brenda Hill
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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