Oakleaf Hydrangea

  • Oakleaf Hydrangea


A decorative plant in every season

Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly known as oakleaf hydrangea or oak-leaved hydrangea, is a plant species that delights gardening enthusiasts the world over. Originating from the southeastern areas of the United States, this spectacular plant is renowned for its cone-shaped flowers and oak-like leaves.

You’ll find Oakleaf Hydrangea growing along the pathways of our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®, where it enchants campers with its many stunning colours.

Oakleaf Hydrangea brings a touch of elegance and charm to every green space, whether a renowned botanical garden or modest family plot. You will almost certainly be able to admire its large white panicles during your stay at our seaside campsite in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, as the Oakleaf Hydrangea blooms over several months, from the start of summer all the way through to September and even October. In autumn, its leaves take on a lush purple-red hue before falling. In winter, its beautiful cinnamon-coloured bark, which peels regularly, offers a charming decoration unto itself.

A key role in Native American culture

The story of Hydrangea quercifolia goes beyond its beauty. This plant has also played an important role in various cultures. For example, Native Americans used the leaves of the hydrangea to soothe joint pain and inflammation. As we have often seen, plants have played a vital role in traditional medicine through the ages. In addition to its medicinal value, Hydrangea quercifolia has inspired many artists and writers and its elegance and splendour are immortalized in numerous paintings and poems, testifying to this beautiful plant’s impact on human creativity.

Hydrangea quercifolia is far more than just an ornamental plant. A source of inspiration, beauty and tradition, you will undoubtedly come across it during your strolls in Nos Coins de Paradis ® (Our Corners of Paradise) dotted around the Var area and Provence.


Latin name :Hortensia quersifolia
Family :Hydrangeaceae
Genus :Hydrangea
Species :quercifolia
Color :Green leaves, reddish purple in autumn / White flowers
Origin :North America
Foliage :Deciduous
Port :Irregular bush
Height :1.80 m
Flowering :July to September-October
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Did you know?

Its jagged, lobe-shaped leaves measure 25 to 30 cm in length and almost as much in width.