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Sikes Dwarf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’

Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea

The name Hydrangea, means “water vessel,” given for its cup-shaped seed capsules. A genus of diverse forms, Hydrangeas are commonly found throughout Asia, from the Hima­layas to Taiwan and Japan, with the exception of 2 species, Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea quercifolia, which are native to North America. Easily cultivated, this shrub’s lush deciduous leaves are best suited to loose, moist soil in the shade of tall trees or on the north side of the house.

<i>Hydrangea quercifolia</i> ‘Sikes Dwarf’

Sarah Sikes deserves a round of applause for this low growing Oak Leaf Hydrangea. Hailing from Alabama, it’s half the size of most quercifolias, rendering it a mainstay in the smaller garden. Lobed and closely set, the handsome broad foliage shows off abundant ivory-colored conical blooms. Surround with leaves of like shapes such as Anemone and Kirengeshoma to complement ‘Sikes Dwarf’s unparalleled foliar texture.

Blooms July–August

Size: 3' 0" high x 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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