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Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 10 Feet Tall
  • Spread 20 Feet Wide

With Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Semmes Beauty'), you get pretty white clusters of flowers above a bonus — foliage shaped like oak leaves. The white flowers begin appearing in summer and then fade to a soft pink as they age. The leaves turn bronze in fall and the shrub is nearly as pretty in autumn as it is when flowering. Plant a group of these large shrubs to control weeds or for a colorful privacy border.

Of course, Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea can stand alone as a featured plant in nearly any landscape. The hydrangea grows to almost 10 feet high and 20 feet wide, making a bold statement in the summer garden. The white flowers and green- to- bronze foliage make this hydrangea a pretty accent to yellows and purples in the garden. It's also a cold-hardy shrub, surviving winters down to zone 5 and taking heat up to zone 9.

Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea Care

Plant Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea in part sun to shade for best health and results. It needs average, regular watering. Fertilize your hydrangea in early spring and add some organic compost around the base of the plant to retain moisture. After the leaves turn color in fall, they will drop by winter. But new growth appears in early spring in most climates. Your hydrangea needs no pruning, but removing faded flowers promotes new growth.

Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea Spacing

If planting a border or grouping of stunning Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea shrubs, place them about 20 feet apart from center to center.

Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): White to Pink
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green to Purple/Red
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun
Height: 10 Feet
Spread: 20 Feet
Habit: Upright, Mounded
Watering: Medium
Features: Container Planting
Scientific Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Semmes Beauty'
Common Name: Semmes Beauty Oakleaf Hydrangea
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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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.

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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.

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

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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.