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Gatsby Star® 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
  • Fall
Mature Size
8' 8'
Height
6' - 8'
Spread
6' - 8'
  • Details

    Features

    It's got star power!

    Doubled blooms are similar to those of 'Snowflake', but the individual petals are pointed instead of rounded. The result is a beautiful, lacy panicle - and a very showy plant. It's a fun way to add some unexpected drama to woodland gardens.

    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: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Will turn pink in fall.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green foliage turns burgundy 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
    Maintenance Notes: 

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

    Gatsby Star® Hydrangea quercifolia 'Doughill' USPP 25,412, Can 5,305
  • 5 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • BEAUTIFUL!!! HYDRANGEA!! YES. I HAVE GROWN THIS HYDRANGEA.. It was planted around last December.. ...Right before snow. I have around 25 hydrangeas in my yard.. Lime lights, incrediballs , quick fires, a fire light...are just a few. The Gatsby Star is one of the Prettiest!!!

      Marie White
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 14 weeks ago
    • Gatsby Star didn't bloom after I got it. It did have pretty fall color but didn't survive the infamous cold snap this winter.

      Did not survive or bloom
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 24 weeks ago
    • This is by far the most beautiful oak leaf I have ever grown. I get compliments on it constantly, a must-have for hydrangea enthusiasts!

      Laura Hill
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Beautiful, has the same bloom form as Snowflake, but sepals are pointed. Very white, likes shade and good drainage.

      Brenda Hill
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
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