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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
ha: vigorous, adaptable to nursery container production unlike many variants
ht: 12 ft. tall x 12 ft. wide
infl: 8-14 in. long
fd: sepals to 2.5cm wide
lc: dark green
afc: dark red
or: Dr. Michael Dirr GA USA from seedlng on Univ. of Georgia campus
in: McCorkle Nurseries, Dearing GA USA

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alison'
ht: 8-10 ft. tall x wider
infl: 10-12 in. long, pyramidal, "equal distribution of fertile flowers and showy sepals"
lc: dark glossy green
afc: bright but dark red, very showy
prop: roots easily from cuttings
or: Dr. Michael Dirr found on Univ. of Georgia campus

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Back Porch'

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JC Raulston Arboretum. July 2004.

ht: vigorous
infl: larger than species typical
bt: earlier flowering
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Cloud Nine'
infl: larger than species typical and 'Snowflake'
or: reportedly a bud sport of 'Snowflake'
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 110)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Dayspring'
infl: larger than species typical
lc: dark green
afc: dark reddish-bronze
in: Flowerwood Nursery

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Gloster' ('Gloster Form')
ha: vigorous
ft: 5 petals - species has 4
lu: reportedly more adapted to the deep South US states
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 110)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony'
ht: 10 ft.
infl: 10-12 in. long, mostly made of sterile flowers, dense
afc: dark reddish-purple, usually showy
or: Thomas Arthur McDaniel, father of Dr. Joe McDanielm in Coosa River Valley AL USA
eval: Dirr considers it less elegant than 'Snowflake' and 'Snow Queen'.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Hovaria' (1/03)
ft: sterile sepals double
bt: longer bloom period
in, or:
Hovaria.com (online catalog 2003)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Joe McDaniel'
ha: vigorous
afc: bright reddish-purple
ll: large leaf
lm: well-lobed
or: Dr. Joe McDaniel selected in northern FL USA
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 110)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'John Wayne'
infl: larger than species typical
or: northern FL in wild
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Late Hand'
bt: later, extending the species show by up to one month when interplanted with earlier ones
ls: "Large, 'hand-like' lobed leaves"
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' (2/4)

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Trial Gardens, Park Seed Company, Greenwood SC USA. July 2004.

ht: 3-4 ft.
lc: light golden-yellow, a nice honey-like shade
fc: creamy-white
afc: red shades
so, in: White Flower Farm (online catalog 2004)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Luverne Pink'
bt: earlier
fc: white aging to a good pink shade
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Lynn Lowery'
or: Tom Dodd III.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Patio Pink'
ht: vigorous, taller than most
infl: larger, upright
fc: white aging dark rose-red
afc: dark reddish-purple
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Patio White'
bk; exfoliating nicely
infl: very large
fc: pure white
afc: reddish-purple, showy
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'
ht: generally seen at 2-3 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide - dwarf, very old plants known to 4 ft. tall
infl: 4-5 in. long - in scale to the plant, pyramidal
afc: rose pink to reddish--purple
eval: one of the finest dwarf flowering shrubs where the species is fully hardy. It gives 4 seasons of interest.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Picnic Hill'
ha: "vigorous, bushy formn with short internodes"
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Roanoke'
ht: 10 ft. tall x 30 ft. wide - larger than 'Harmony'
infl: more loose, open than 'Harmony' and also more upright
or: found between Roanoke VA and Lagrange GA

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'
ht: 24-30 in. tall x 4 feet wide when young. Dirr has a plant 3-4 ft. tall
ha: dwarf, compact
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Giant'
infl: larger than species typical, "near double"
ff: slightly scented
afc: dark crimson red, showy
or: japan

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

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Lath House Garden, JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003. There is hardly a panicle on earth more perfectly shaped than this. Dense, conical perfection here. That said, a looser, informal, arching panicle on other
clones can be just as stunning.

ht: 6 ft. - shorter than many cultivars. Older plants of 10-12 ft. are known. It is not dwarf.
infl: 6-8 in., more upright (not flopping), sterile flowers more numerous. Heads are dense conical form
infl: with a more rounded apex than many other cultivars.
fc: very white due to numerous sterile florets, age a good shade of pink
lc: dark green, proven more sun resistant than species typical
afc: dark red to bronze, showy
ch: more cold hardy. Dirr reports it had no damage to -22 deg. F. at Princeton Nurseries
or: William Flemer III, Princeton Nurseries as superior seedling
in: Wayside Gardens

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'
ht: 8-12 ft. with age - shorter than many cultivars at first, just 5-6 ft. in 5 years.
infl: 12-15 in., mostly of sterile flowers
ft: bracts and sepals are more numerous for "double" effect
bt: slighter later than most cultivars
or: Aldridge Nursery, AL USA
aw: Styer Award of Garden Merit 1988
in: Wayside Gardens SC USA as "mailorder exclusive"
pat: US#3047

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Tennessee Clone'
ch: cold hardy
or: said to be "the regular, large native type of oak leaf hydrangea from Tennesee"
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Vaughn's Lillie' (1/03)
ha: shorter internodes
infl: conica-globose, 75-125 flowers per panicle, 10.2-12.7cm wide
fc: sepals white
bt: very long bloom period, up to 2 months in trials
pat, or: US #12982 to William and Lillie Billingsley, Raben Gap GA USA 9/17/02 as hybrid of unnamed
pat, or: selections c. 1994
li:
US Patent Database 2003

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Wade Mahlke'
infl: larger
ll: "large, coarse textured"
afc: dark reddish-purple
in: Louisiana Nursery, Opelousa LA USA (Catalog 1990-1992: 111)