Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ is native to the Southeastern United States. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous shrub that grows from 1 to 3m or 3 to 9ft. It is also called the Oakleaf Hydrangea or Oak-leaved Hydrangea.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ was introduced by Michael Dirr, a horticulturist and an expert on woody plants. It has yellowish to dark green leaves on top and more silvery on the back. They have deeply-lobed and pointed leaves that turn to beautiful and bright shades of red and bronze in autumn.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ flowers are creamy-white, turning pink as they get older. They appear in conical panicles in summer, and they are sterile. It flowers on old wood.
How to grow Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’:
They grow well both in sun or partial shade, though the leaves can be larger in shade. Plant them in organically rich, moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by softwood cuttings.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ is low maintenance They are disease-free but watch out for aphids, capsid bug, red spider meat, and hydrangea scale. You can prune Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ after flowering. They do not respond well to frost.