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Oak leaf hydrangea, August

Oak leaf hydrangea, August

Cape Cod, MA

This is such a gorgeous plant! The flowers are cream-colored during July, and then slowly turn pink and finally brown as the weeks pass (but they are "panicles," strictly speaking, which mean they never need to be pinched or otherwise fussed with, nor do they fall off and create a mess, in contrast to the Rose of Sharon planted nearby). The leaves turn a deep bronzy red-purple in fall, and the whole lovely package maxes out at about 6-10 feet tall, depending on the cultivar.