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Hydrangea Oakleaf Gatsby Pink PW 3 gallon

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Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'JoAnn'

 

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Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea flowers

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Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea flowers

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Group/Class:  Gatsby Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A distinctive oakleaf hydrangea featuring big, showy, white blooms that quickly transform to deep pink; burgundy fall foliage colour; blooms on old wood; a great selection for gardens and borders

Ornamental Features

Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea features bold conical pink flowers with white overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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