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Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward'

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Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea flowers

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea flowers

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Group/Class:  Gatsby Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A distinctive, showy oakleaf hydrangea featuring impressively large, full panicles of white double flowers that mature to green; wine red fall foliage color; blooms on old wood; a great selection for gardens and borders

Ornamental Features

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers 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 dark red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

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

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Gatsby Moon® 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.

Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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