Monday, June 20, 2011

Macro Monday - Oakleaf Hydrangea



Just to the south of the Philbrook water pond is a long bed of Oakleaf Hydrangea. The Oakleaf hydrangea is one of the few hydrangeas native to the United States.  It blooms best in areas where summers are somewhat hot and can thrive in much dryer locations than its cousins. The Oakleaf gets its name from the shape of its beautiful large leaves. These leaves often turn colors of brilliant red, orange, yellow and burgundy in the fall.

11 comments:

Jama said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous and very unique flowers!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said... [Reply to comment]

Don't usually like hydrangeas but this kind seems to have delicate flowers and lovely leaves. I think I might still find the bush as a whole a bit over-bearing though.

Lucy

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful plants. I have a place in the common property next to my home that would be perfect for these.

Jan n Jer said... [Reply to comment]

Very pretty. Hydrangeas do make a nice addition to the landscape!

Kim, USA said... [Reply to comment]

I think I have seen this yesterday but I thought it's a flower from a tree. Great one and thanks for the info!

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GW Bill Miller said... [Reply to comment]

This is not a plant for a small bed. Here in the Philbrook garden it is used as a large background planting where it works perfectly.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

What an attractive plant, similar, but different, to the hydrangea we get over here.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous blend of colours!

Genie said... [Reply to comment]

These hydrangeas are especially pretty. This variety is new to me. I am used to the big blue ones. Your macro shot is stunning. Lots of lovely detail. Genie

Pooja Singh said... [Reply to comment]

Really beautiful and unique flowers. Amzming just loved them.

Pooja Singh said... [Reply to comment]

Really beautiful and gorgeous flowers. Just loved them.