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Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide

The Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea is a Proven Winners ColorChoice® oakleaf hydrangea. The extra large shrub will grow 6 to 8 feet wide and tall! The panicle flowers start out creamy white, then turn more lime green towards the end of summer and into fall. The blooms last most of summer, which is a really nice trait of this bush.

The leaves are oak shaped like other quercifolia hydrangeas, and green in color throughout the summer. In the fall the foliage turns into a dark red color that provides late season interest.

These shrubs are also native to North America, which is beneficial because the shrubs will require less maintenance, and will not be invasive. Native plants are also generally better for wildlife, especially pollinators.

Gatsby Moon Hydrangea Care

Be sure to plant these in well-drained soil. It is best to grow these in a location that receives morning sunlight, but afternoon shade. Especially in southern locations like zones 8 and 9. If the shrub does get full-sun (sunlight over 8 hours a day), be sure to provide extra moisture and consider adding mulch as well to help retain that moisture. Some extra watering might be necessary during hot summer days and periods of drought. You can tell when the plant is getting thirsty when the leaves start to wilt.

If you need to prune the Gatsby Moon Hydrangea, be sure to prune in mid-summer after the plant has bloomed. Do not prune in late fall or in winter, as this shrub blooms on old wood. So you will run the risk of cutting off next year’s blooms if you do prune at the wrong time.

Fertilize using tree and shrub slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Use directions as indicated on the bottle.

Gatsby Moon Hydrangea Spacing

Space these large shrubs at least 8 feet apart, center on center. If you would like to create a privacy hedge, you can plant 6 feet apart, center on center. These shrubs are so large, that only very large garden planters can hold these shrubs.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Green, White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green, Burgundy
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 6-8 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward' USPP 25,413
Common Name: Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

6 Reviews - Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Linda R Randall on Jun 2nd 2021

    The box arrived and my five year old grandson was excited to open the box with me. I would only tell him it was not anything he would guess it to be. He looked into the top of the box and exclaimed, “Leaves?!?? Why did you order leaves?” He laughed at his silly grandmother for such a foolish order.
    Well, we have planted those “leaves” and they are
    doing well.
    The plant arrived almost unscathed with one broken limb which hasn’t been a problem at all. Thank you for the beauty Gatsby will add to the front of our
    home. And, thank you for your responses to my questions. Excellent service!

  • 5
    My Favorite

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 9th 2020

    The plant arrived rather small but quickly grew to 2-3 feet after just a couple of months. Now a year later it blooms magnificent flowers. My whole family loves it,

  • 5

    Posted by Jennifer Grey on May 31st 2020

    Beautiful, healthy plants arrived safely and in a timely manner, thank you.

  • 5
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    Posted by Mary Johnson on May 25th 2020

    Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea

  • 2

    Posted by Anne Wise on May 18th 2020

    I received my 4 plants and was shocked at their size. I paid $120.00 for four plants and just saw them at a local store for $12.99 each! How are yours so much better? The local place offers a 1year guaranteed for their plants! Definitely not worth the price! Feeling Ripped Off by Plant Addicts!

  • 5

    Posted by DogMom on Feb 27th 2019

    Love the leafs and the huge blooms. Looking to find another plant to go next to this one in the landscape