Top Plants For Sonoma County
Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Only hydrangea that tolerates sun and dry conditions. Dramatic flowers, interesting bark and good fall color.
Burnished fall colors on bold foliage resembling oak leaves and pendulous white flowers in late spring to early summer make this shrub a standout in gardens. Performs best in full sun; less water is needed than for other hydrangea species. Dried flowers and peeling bark are winter highlights. Prune after bloom; cut crowded and weak stems to the ground as they spread to form a clump.