Jun. 28, 2018

oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea is the state wildflower of Alabama. A handsome dense shrub up to 20 feet, it has become a common garden species. There are many cultivated varieties. This image from Matthaei Gardens in Ann Arbor is probably one. The species is native to AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN. 7/9/16.