Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is a large shrub that can grow 6′ to 8′ tall with a comparable spread. It prefers moist, well drained soil in full- to part-shade, though it can tolerate full sun. The leaves are, as the name suggests, oak leaf-shaped with 3 to 7 lobes and dark-green coloring. The leaves also turn an attractive, deep red/purple in the autumn. Oakleaf Hydrangea’s most striking feature is the 4″-12″ panicle of white blooms that appear in May and last throughout the summer, turning a light pink/purple before drying out. The dried blooms add winter interest to the garden as they persist throughout the season. Oakleaf Hydrangea flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and the seeds provide food for songbirds.