Munchkin Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia 'munchkin'
'Munchkin' was developed by the U.S. National Arboretum’s shrub breeding program in McMinnville, Tennessee from seedlings obtained from a 1997 open-pollination of Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’. Released in 2010, it is a dwarf, compact shrub with dark green foliage that turns mahogany red in fall. Its white, 6.5 in. inflorescence's are held upright above the foliage and gradually turn pink as they age. ‘Munchkin’ grows 3 to 4.5 ft. tall and wide. Distinctive, deeply-lobed, somewhat coarse, deep green, oak-like leaves. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.
Mature Height : 3-4 Feet
Mature Width : 3-4 Feet
Exposure : Full sun to shade
Hardiness Zones : 5-9