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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brido' USPP 3,047


Hydrangea quercifolia SNOWFLAKE (‘Brido’) is a deciduous shrub best grown in partial shade. The stunning double ray florets make an excellent display.

Inflorescence: Panicles up to 300mm long, opening green and changing to creamy-white, then pale pink, dark pink and finally, to brown.

Bred by Eddie Aldridge, original owner of Aldridge Gardens, Hoover, Alabama. Patented in 1971.

Trade designation: H. p. SNOWFLAKE.

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: Large (to 2.5m).

Color in neutral soil:

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Creamy-white (no change)

Ray florets: Multiple whorls of sepals give the appearance of ‘double flowers’, 35mm diam.

Leaves: Resembling the oak-leaf shape, the dark green leaves have light brown, almost tan, petioles.