Hydrangea quercifolia Snowflake
A superb double-flowered form of the oak-leafed hydrangea. The flowers open white, age to rosy pink, and dry well for a winter display. Its foliage too provides interest in the garden with autumn colours of wine-red to maroon, bright reds and orange. This cultivar has a stronger constitution than the straight species and froms a well shaped bush.
$16Woodleigh Nursery 300 Mountain Road RD 3 New Plymouth 4373
Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Queen
A lovely single-flowered quercifolia, the perfect cones of white flowers turn delightful pink with age. It has big bold oak-shaped leaves which turn rich crimson and purple providing a stunning autumn display. The colours are more intense if grown in full sun. Will handle full sun, though prefers semi-shade in hot climates.