Gatsby Gal® Oakleaf Hydrangea

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Gatsby Gal® Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brenhill') is a dream of a Hydrangea. The compact Oakleaf shrub has massive blooms, growing a full foot or more long. The greenish-white florets turn into pure white panicles making an impressive display from mid-summer to autumn.

It blooms beginning in mid-summer but will continue blooming through the fall when the leaves and flowers begin to take on burgundy tones. The blooms are steadfast, too, appearing every year no matter the weather or soil pH. The textured leaves look fantastic even when not set off by the blooms!

This shrub was named the "Must-Grow New Shrub for 2014" by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and it definitely fits the bill! Hardy in USDA growing zones 5-9, these are compactly growing ornamental flowering shrubs that reach a mature height and width of 5-6 feet.

Planting and Application:

Planted in groups, it can look like a foot-thick snow bank has landed on top of the shrub. These compact shrubs look fantastic along your property division for privacy and screening and these shrubs are fantastic for erosion control and filling dangerous to mow hillsides with beautiful blooms! Pair with the blushing Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea for a beautiful pairing of pinks and white!

Gatsby Gal® Oakleaf Hydrangea is a great back-of-the-border shrub or a splendid foundation plant. The graceful white blooms look good with almost any type of landscape, making this a very versatile addition to your garden. Don't forget to snip a few for your bouquets, but leave a few for the pollinators and for dried winter interest once the snows begin to fall.

  • Greenish to White Panicle Blossoms
  • Foot Long Blooms
  • Compact Oakleaf Smaller Shrub
  • Fall & Winter Interest
  • Hedges, Screening & Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Oakleaf Hydrangea does best in full sun in cooler zones and partial to afternoon shade in hotter climates. This is an American native plant and handles almost any soil or weather that you can throw at it. Preferring moderately moist, well-drained soil with a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to insulate the roots and hold in moisture. This is already a tidy pant, but it takes pruning well if you need it even tighter. It blooms on old growth, so prune it after it finishes blooming in late summer.

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moderately Moist Soil & Mulch
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Hardy & Adaptable

You definitely want to invite Gatsby Gal® to your garden party! Hurry and order this gorgeous white Oakleaf Hydrangea from today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Gatsby Gal® Oakleaf Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brenhill'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering