I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago of my mum and dad’s wonderful hydrangea quercifolia, its large oak-shaped leaves turning a ruby red, and the plant dripping with panicles of white flowers.
It has sprawled majestically in every direction.
The young hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ice Crystal’ that we bought at Malvern has an estimated spread of just over 1m, and I have planted it with this spacing in mind. If it fills out like the one above, which must be almost 2m across, then it may outgrow its allocated space.
A beautiful plant though, I look forward to ours reaching its potential in the years to come.