Hydrangea quercifolia SNOW QUEEN (`Flemygea`) displays mid-green leaves shaped like giant oak leaves and large white flowerheads which fade to pink.
Inflorescence: Panicles can be up to 300mm long, opening white, maturing to cream then pink.
Bred by William Flemer lll of Princeton Nurseries, NJ, USA, in 1979.
Trade designation: H. p. SNOW QUEEN
Zones: 5 to 9
Size: Large (to 2.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
White aging to pink.
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White aging to pink (no change).
Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, entire, rounded, slightly overlapping, 40mm diam.
The oak-leaf shaped mid-green leaves are coarse and turn purplish-red in autumn.