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.