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Re: Can anyone identify please?

Message from Mike (Michael) Thurlow

In forum: Identify a plant

It is Hydrangea quercifolia

  • Posted: Sun. 30th June 2013 15:13

Re: Won't flower

Message from Marion Coleman

In forum: Hydrangea quercifolia

Many thanks to both of you for your advice. I did both things suggested - I didn't prune it and I gave it a good feed with potash and I got a result! It has been flowering splendidly for weeks now. Further research revealed that Hydrangea Quercifolia is the one hydrangea you shouldn't prune. Feeding with potash in spring has given it an added boost to produce magnificent flowers.

  • Posted: Mon. 13th August 2012 11:37

No Flowers

Question from karen MacQueen

In forum: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

I have had a hydrangea quercifolia for two years but it has not yet flowered, is this usual?

  • Posted: Sat. 1st October 2011 15:51

Shrub border ideas

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi, Mundy
It is quite daunting coming up with a planting plan for a large space -there are so many plants to choose from and so many design aspects to consider. What I have usually do is to first think about what will go in the conditions I have - in your case, shade-tolerant, exposed but with the benefit of a wall that gets some afternoon sun. Then, do you want evergreen, deciduous, or a combinaton of the two? A flower colour scheme or primarily foliage? To make sure there is something blooming each month, I make a grid with 12 columns (one for each month) and then write the plant names I think I want under the months in which they flower. Any spaces tells me I need to find something for those months. Some of my favourites for your are situation:
Garrya elliptica - evergreen with interesting, pendant flowers, big so needs pruning to keep it under 5ft
Skimmia japonica - loads of cultivars out there, compact, evergreen, flowers, berries and won't get too tall.
Crinodendron patagua - a bit tender, but against a wall should do okay - lovely, white, bell-shaped flowers in late summer
Any cultivar of Hydrangea quercifolia - deciduous, large leaves, great autumn colour and beautiful upright flowers that look great even dried in winter!
Prunus laurocersus 'Otto Luyken' - evergreen, large glossy leaves and remains fairly low
Osmanthus - so many to choose from and evergreen!
As far as your favs go, most Photinia, Deutzia, and Viburnum will tolerate partial shade. Daphne laureola and Daphne pontica will tolerate shade, with Daphne x burkwoodii doing okay in the spot that gets sun. Abelia and Potentilla need full sun so I would steer clear of them for this spot.
For more ideas, do an advanced search under the plant search tab on this site, choosing the attributes you want.
Books I have found useful are:
Perfect Plant, Perfect Place by Roy Lancaster
RHS Plants for Places
RHS What Plant When
Hope this is helpful and let me know what you come up with.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Mon. 17th November 2008 12:50