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Hydrangea quercifolia Ice Crystal | Oak-leaved hydrangea - 3lt

Hydrangea quercifolia Ice Crystal | Oak-leaved hydrangea - 3lt

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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ice Crystal', commonly known as the Oakleaf Hydrangea, is a captivating deciduous shrub prized for its distinctive foliage and striking floral displays. This variety is renowned for its deeply lobed, oak-like leaves that transform into a rich tapestry of colours through the seasons. In spring and summer, the leaves are a vibrant green, providing a lush backdrop to the plant's main attraction – its flowers.

The 'Ice Crystal' blooms are conical panicles of delicate, star-shaped flowers, initially a pristine white. These flowers appear in mid-summer, creating a stunning visual contrast against the green foliage. As the season progresses, the blooms take on a pinkish hue, adding another layer of interest and beauty to the plant. This colour change is particularly enchanting, offering a dynamic and evolving garden display.

One of the standout features of the Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ice Crystal' is its autumnal foliage. As the temperatures drop, the leaves undergo a dramatic transformation, shifting to deep shades of burgundy, red, and purple. This seasonal display provides a spectacular show of colour, making the 'Ice Crystal' a focal point in any garden during the autumn months.

The shrub is also appreciated for its hardiness and versatility. It thrives in a range of soil types, provided they are well-drained, and can be planted in both full sun and partial shade. It is relatively low-maintenance, requiring only minimal pruning to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged wood.

Overall, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ice Crystal' is a superb choice for gardeners seeking a plant that offers year-round interest with its ever-changing foliage and delightful flowers. Its adaptability and striking aesthetic make it a beloved addition to gardens, borders, and landscapes.

  • Common Name

    Oak-Leaved Hydrangea 'Ice Crystal'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    white flowers in conical panicles

  • Foliage

    large, deeply lobed, oak-shaped, dark-green leaves, red and purple in autumn

  • Maturation period


Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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