Native Joy

Oakleaf Hydrangea

“Plants are our food, oxygen, and medicine. Some even say they are one of the most pleasurable experiences on earth! From the flowers to the trees and the seas filled with coral dreams; the earth’s natural flora has inspired and enhanced humans for as long as time can tell. That’s why the power of plants is the key to unlocking our enjoyment of life.”
Natasha Potter

Oakleaf hydrangea, a native of the Southeastern United States, can be found in every county in the state of Alabama – no wonder it has been designated as the state wildflower! Needing lots of space to sprawl, this perennial produces large, fragrant flowers which delight the eye with progressively changing colors.

Hydrangeas are staples of the Southern garden. Refer to the wonderfully detailed Alabama Extension Service article to learn more about oakleaf as well as other hydrangeas. Fall is planting time – start planning your additions now.